Providing Nearly a Century of Medical Care in Walker County
Huntsville Memorial Hospital was chartered on April 4, 1927, as a memorial
honoring the military heroes of World War I. The original mission of the
hospital was to provide "benevolent and charitable services"
to those in need. For over 80 years, Huntsville Memorial Hospital has
continued to set the standard for community-focused, quality care.
1927 - Huntsville Memorial Hospital is chartered.
1950 - A new 50-bed facility is added to the campus.
1955 - The HMH Auxiliary is chartered.
1964 - The W.T. Robinson Sr. wing is built, providing an additional 30 beds
to the hospital.
1965 - The Convalescent Unit is integrated into the hospital.
1966 - Joe G. Davis School of Vocational Nursing hosts the first class of nursing students.
1970 - The hospital board begins advocating the establishment of a Hospital
District; in 1975 voters approved the Walker County Hospital District.
1976 - The Walker County Hospital District and Hospital Corporation of America
(HCA) form an agreement and Huntsville Memorial Hospital becomes an HCA-managed facility.
1977 - Huntsville Memorial Hospital breaks ground for a new 123,000-square-foot
facility, which opens in June of 1979.