Our History

Providing Nearly a Century of Medical Care in Walker County

historical pictureHuntsville 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.

HMH Timeline

historical picture1927 - 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.

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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.

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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.

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