Our hospital has served generations of families in the Tennessee Valley since 1895. As the second largest hospital in Alabama, Huntsville Hospital is the regional referral center for North Alabama and south central Tennessee, providing high-quality health care for a service area of more than 1.1 million people, regardless of their ability to pay.
As a not-for-profit regional hospital that receives no city, state or federal tax support, Huntsville Hospital relies on philanthropy to fund its capital and operational needs. From funding high-touch programs like Arts in Medicine and Music Therapy, to investing in high-tech equipment for hospital departments, Foundation dollars ensure that Huntsville Hospital is able to continue meeting the needs of our growing community.
Why give to Huntsville Hospital?
Huntsville Hospital’s vital importance is being demonstrated daily throughout the pandemic. We must be ready for all health crises that befall our community.
Huntsville Hospital has been a major part of this community since 1895 and will continue to be. Huntsville Hospital is one of the top 10 largest publicly-owned hospital systems in the United States. It is our city’s largest private employer.
Growth is critical to the success of Huntsville Hospital in order to attract the necessary physicians and specialties that provide local access to worldclass medical care.
The physicians and staff at Huntsville Hospital strive to deliver care efficiently. Huntsville Hospital is in the 15th percentile nationally in the cost to deliver care.
Huntsville Hospital is the community’s only non-profit hospital. Yet it is financially independent and receives no city, state or federal tax support.
Huntsville Hospital is our community’s public health entity, providing $70M in indigent care each year.
About half of the hospital’s patients are on Medicare. Because of the Medicare wage index in Alabama, the hospital’s reimbursements are lower than they are for neighboring states yet expenses are the same.
Medicaid patients make up about 15% of the hospital’s business. For these patients, the hospital receives about 70 cents for every dollar spent.
Because of donor support, Huntsville Hospital continues to provide the level of care our growing region needs, close to home.