HealthcareWhen it comes to healthcare, you want nothing less than what you and your family deserve. Our faith-based delivery of care begins with three outstanding hospitals (Baptist Medical Center East, Baptist Medical Center South and Prattville Baptist Hospital) all working together to make Baptist Health the largest provider in central Alabama.
When it comes to healthcare, you want nothing less than what you and your family deserve. Our faith-based delivery of care begins with three outstanding hospitals (Baptist Medical Center East, Baptist Medical Center South and Prattville Baptist Hospital) all working together to make Baptist Health the largest provider in central Alabama.
With more than 3,500 dedicated employees and 500 physicians, the Baptist Health family is passionate about providing high-quality, compassionate, accessible care that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all of our patients.
Whether you are seeking primary care, emergency services, pediatrics, specialty services or community health classes, our focus is on providing the level of quality care that you expect.
|Baptist Breast Health Center
|Institute for Advanced Wound Care
BMCS (334) 286-3400
BMCE (334) 244-8308
PBH (334) 361-4866
|Baptist Health Care Founda-tion
|Meadhaven Behavioral Health
|Sleep Disorders Centers
BMCS (334) 286-3252
BMCE (334) 213-5051
PBH (334) 361-4335
|Baptist Home Health
|Montgomery Surgical Center
|Speech and Hearing
|Neurosciences Institute Imaging Center
|Small Wonders (formerly Stork Club)
|Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Education
|Prattville Baptist Hospital
Call Physician Finder today and let us match you with a physician that fits your needs. 334-273-4444 orwww.baptistfirst.org
Baptist Home Health
Baptist Home Health consists of a team of healthcare professionals offering home-oriented alternatives to hospitalization, assistance following hospitalization and assistance with daily activities.
The service area covers eight counties: Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, Macon, Bullock, Pike, Lowndes and Crenshaw. Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses provide excellent skill and care, while physical, occupational and speech therapists are experienced at restoring your ability to do for yourself. They round out their services with pediatric nursing and medical social services.
To qualify for home health, patients must meet three criteria:
- must have an attending physician who orders home health services
- must be homebound
- must need a skilled service (nursing, physical therapy or speech therapy)
Following the physician referral, home health will contact the patient and develop an individualized plan of care based on his or her needs and physician recommendations. Baptist Home Health services are accredited by the Joint Commission and covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Self-payment arrangements are also accepted.
For further information, please call Baptist Home Health at 334-395-5100.
The cardiac rehabilitation program is located in the Montgomery Cardiovascular Institute (MCI) adjacent to Baptist Medical Center South. The goal of the cardiac rehab program is to actively assist the cardiac patient in achieving and maintaining his/her optimal state of health and thus assist the patient and family in returning to a lifestyle that is healthy, satisfying and productive. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of patients with cardiovascular problems, specifically people who have suffered a heart attack; have angina or coronary artery disease; have undergone balloon angioplasty or open heart surgery; or who even exhibit “high risk factors” for heart disease. Family members are also encouraged to participate in the patient’s cardiac rehabilitation by attending the educational classes.
Baptist Hospice is a special way of caring for people with a life limiting illness. It is designed to help people spend their days living as comfortably as possible at home surrounded by their loved ones. Baptist Hospice strives to create a secure and caring environment that emphasizes the quality of life by focusing on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Baptist Hospice involves a caring team of compassionate, highly trained professionals and dedicated volunteers who are committed to providing care to patients with life limiting illnesses.
- Hospice nurses specially trained in pain and symptom management visit as needed to assess your needs and ensure your comfort, while working with your physician.
- A hospice R.N. is on call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and can be reached whenever you feel the need or have a question.
- A certified nursing assistant may visit two to three times weekly, to attend to your personal needs, such as bathing, changing linens, shaving, etc.
- Social workers are available for counseling and can also assist you and your family in addressing emotionally difficult issues you may face. They can also assist you in obtaining any benefits you may be eligible to receive from various social agencies.
- The hospice chaplain is available to provide spiritual counseling, guidance and support for you and your family.
- A trained hospice volunteer is available to you and your family, if desired, to function as a friend and helper.
- Hospice also offers bereavement counseling and a support group that meets regularly.
For further information, please call Baptist Hospice at (334) 395-5000.
Baptist Breast Health Center
Breast health should be a priority for all women. An estimated two million women in the U.S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. With early detection, women diagnosed with breast cancer have a greater chance of survival. The Baptist Breast Health Center is the only facility in central Alabama with ﬁve board-certiﬁed physicians and that offers a triple reading of mammograms, which includes two physician interpretations and computer aided detection. This unique process delivers more accurate results for your peace of mind.
Additionally, the center offers the newest, state-of-the-art digital imaging technology, providing increased detection rates and features specifically designed for your comfort. Our sympathetic, knowledgeable staff will ensure that you receive the personal care required by your particular circumstances. The Baptist Breast Health Center now has two convenient locations to serve your needs:
- 6880 Winton Blount Boulevard (Baptist Medical Center East campus)
- 2013 Normandie Drive (Baptist Medical Center South campus)
We are open Monday through Friday and offer flexible appointment scheduling to meet your needs. Please call your primary care physician to discuss a having a mammogram. For more information, call (334) 273-4490.
Center for Diabetes and Nutrition Education
Recognized for excellence by the American Diabetes Association since 1995, the Center for Diabetes is an excellent resource for those with diabetes in central Alabama. Certified diabetes educators who are both registered nurses and registered dietitians teach patients one-on-one and in small groups about all aspects of diabetes management including blood glucose testing (monitor usually provided), medication, diet and exercise. Certified insulin pump instructors provide insulin pump therapy. Special programs for those patients with gestational diabetes are offered. Services are available to outpatients by self or physician referral. Insurance can be filed for outpatients with a physician’s referral. Special funds are available to cover educational services for those with no insurance coverage that are undergoing financial hardships. Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Diabetes is a disease that requires daily self-management. It is a disease that you get a vote in how it will affect your health. Educating yourself in how to care for your diabetes is one of the first steps in managing the disease.
In addition, our registered dietitians are available to counsel individuals on a variety of nutritional meal plans aimed at improving cholesterol, blood pressure or any other disease that diet impacts. They can assist people with their weight management goals by providing sound nutritional counseling along with practical behavioral change recommendations. For more information, call (334) 213-6360.
Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Baptist Medical Center South
Chronic or slow-to-heal wounds are not an uncommon occurrence. It is estimated that between 6 and 7 million Americans experience problems from chronic wounds. A chronic wound is a wound that has resisted healing for three weeks or more. The Institute for Advanced Wound Care at Baptist Medical Center South provides individuals with chronic wounds the most up-to-date medical treatments from renowned wound care specialists.
If you are experiencing complications from a chronic wound or have additional questions, please call the institute at (334) 286-3444.
Others depend on you for support, encouragement and even advice, so it’s only fair you have someone to turn to when you need a caring hand. At Baptist Health we know the health of mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, of all women is something to be valued. We have different women’s programs to meet your various healthcare needs. If you’re expecting, we offer specific services available to you throughout your pregnancy, and even after your child is born.
Maybe this is the year you should begin having an annual mammogram. If you are between the ages of 35 and 40 you should have a baseline mammogram and begin having annual mammograms after the age of 40. Breast health should be a priority for all women. Early detection of breast cancer increases your chance of survival. The Baptist Breast Health Center offers patients a triple-read mammogram. Your exam results are reviewed twice by two board-certified radiologists and are also read by the computer aided detection system.
No matter your healthcare need, our caring team is looking forward to helping you achieve the healthiest life possible. Please visit www.baptistfirst.org for more information about our extensive Women’s Services.
Prattville Baptist Hospital Speech & Hearing Clinic
There are many different means of communication. Whether it’s through speaking or listening, communication impacts many facets of our daily lives. Effective communication benefits us on different levels, but when our communication is disrupted, we can be left at a disadvantage. The Prattville Baptist Speech and Hearing Clinic provides a full range of speech, language and hearing diagnostic and treatment services through Prattville Baptist Hospital. The services are available to help you maximize your communication. Most people with communicative disorders can be helped with treatment, hearing aids and/or rehabilitation.
Audiology services provided at the clinic include hearing testing, middle ear testing, balance and dizziness testing, custom-fitted ear plugs, assistive listening devices and custom-molded hearing aids. All hearing aids are tailored to an individual’s hearing loss and vary in size depending on the need. Patients have access to the most up-to-date hearing aid technology.
The clinic also provides a full range of speech, language, and swallowing diagnostic and treatment services for all ages. In addition, it is one of only a few clinics in the area offering specialized services for patients with oral-motor deficits affecting speech and swallowing.All patients must have a physician referral and are seen by appointment only. For more information, please call (334) 358-2701.
Sleep Disorders Center
Baptist Health is home to three Sleep Disorders Centers located at Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center East and at Prattville The staff specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including sleep apnea (non-breathing episodes during sleep), narcolepsy (a disorder of excessive sleepiness), sleep walking, night terrors, nocturnal myoclonus (periodic limb movements) and insomnia (lack of sleep). Patients do not need a physician referral for a sleep study.
However, check with the center regarding insurance coverage prior to scheduling your study.Recent studies have convinced doctors and medical experts that a lack of sleep can have serious consequences on a person’s health. Only one in three Americans get the proper amount of sleep. A lack of sleep can affect a person’s immune system, slow reflexes and impair judgment. Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from serious sleep problems and 95 percent remain undiagnosed, but the Baptist Health Sleep Disorders Centers can help!
For more information, contact one of our three centers:
- Baptist Medical Center South Sleep Disorders Center 334-286-3252
- Baptist Medical Center East Sleep Disorders Center 334-213-5051
- Prattville Baptist Sleep Disorders Center 334-361-4335