Stephens County Hospital, a 96-bed, acute care, not-for-profit community medical/surgical facility, has been serving Northeast Georgia since 1937.
The hospital was relocated from its original Tugalo Street address in 1967 to its present location on Falls Road on 28 acres of land donated to Stephens County by Toccoa Falls College.
With more than 600 employees and 60 doctors on staff, the hospital offers advanced services and procedures typically found in large, regional medical centers including 24-hour laboratory services, respiratory therapy services and radiology. Radiology services include nuclear medicine, CT scanner, Open MRI, digital mammography and ultrasound with vascular capabilities. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive care, intermediate care, obstetrics and pediatrics. Surgical services are provided in five operating rooms plus an additional procedure room. Outpatient surgical patients recover in a 10-bed outpatient recovery area prior to discharge.
Stephens County Hospital also offers inpatient and outpatient comprehensive rehabilitation services through Southern Rehab Services, including physical, speech, and occupational therapy to patients who have disabilities due to an accident or injury, stroke, amputation, arthritis or other physical illness.
Surgical services are provided in five operating rooms plus an additional procedure room. Outpatient surgical patients recover in a 10-bed outpatient recovery area prior to discharge.
The most recent additions include New Impressions, the award-winning Family Centered-Maternal Child Unit with full obstetrical services and Kids? Korner, the Pediatric Department, which is decorated and designed just for children.
Other recent additions include the construction of 17 private rooms on the Medical Floor and an expanded and renovated Emergency Department to provide additional treatment, registration and waiting areas for emergency patients. The original patient rooms, built in 1967, were totally renovated in 2008 and patient areas on the Surgical and Medical Units feature new furnishings, upgraded equipment and the latest medical technology for a more comfortable hospital stay.
Other recent additions include a Vascular Ultrasound for diagnostics, a seris washer/sterilization, and updated and upgraded Pulmonary Function Unit, Epiphany computerized storage and remote interpretation of EKGs, updated Vitek bacterial identification and anitbiotic susceptibility equipment and upgraded Stryker arthroscopy and eletrocautery equipment.
Stephens County Hospital also believes providing for the continuing needs of the senior citizen population is part of its mission. These needs are addressed in two state licensed personal care homes. The Wilkinson Center is a 40-bed facility and the Clary Care Center provides 42 beds. These centers provide private resident accommodations, central community rooms for activities, spacious lobbies for visiting with friends and families and large dining rooms where meals are served. Located on the campus of Stephens County Hospital, just seconds away from state-of-the-art health care, both centers feature fully trained, 24-hour professional staff.
Stephens County Hospital is a member of the Georgia Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, Georgia Association of Community Hospitals and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation's premier healthcare monitoring agency.