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Our History

 

Evergreen Medical Center is a 44 bed general acute care hospital located in Evergreen, AL and Conecuh County, which is centrally located between Montgomery and Mobile. In addition to inpatient services, EMC also offers a completely renovated outpatient diagnostic center, Outpatient Surgery, Evergreen Primary Care- a Rural Health Clinic, EMC Health and Wellness Center, and a Home Health agency all serving Evergreen as well as her surrounding communities.

EMC was a county run hospital that closed in 1977.  Billy G. McKenzie purchased and reopened EMC in October of that same year and EMC has been in the McKenzie family ever since.  EMC has faithfully served the Conecuh County citizens and those from surrounding counties as well, for 50+ years in total and 35+ years since being purchased by the McKenzie family. Gil McKenzie, EMC’s current owner acquired all of his father’s stock in 2006 and continues to be EMC’s private owner.  Our organizational culture has remained strong and helped keep EMC privately owned in an era where many other hospitals are being acquired by larger corporate ownership thanks to our physician loyalty, experienced staff members and the constant outpouring of community support.

EMC has been recognized by Thompson Reuters as one of their Top 100 Hospitals and Modern Healthcare Magazine as a “Most Wired” hospital both of which are national recognitions and high honors in the health care industry.  EMC was also the first hospital in the state of Alabama and one of the first in the country to achieve their first year meaningful use certification for EHR (electronic health records)  conversion from CMS.  EMC is truly an exceptional rural hospital in all areas including clinical quality, cutting edge IT utilization, financial performance and in maintaining a healthy organizational culture that consistently produces high marks in patient satisfaction.

Most importantly with so many changes occurring in healthcare our Mission has been constant throughout the years. Evergreen Medical Center is committed to delivering quality healthcare in an atmosphere of compassion, sensitivity and respect meeting the needs and expectations of the individual, family, and community.

Our Mission

Evergreen Medical Center is committed to delivering quality healthcare in an atmosphere of compassion, sensitivity and respect meeting the needs and expectations of the individual, family, and community.

By implementing this mission statement, we hope to be your first choice for quality health care and health related services.

 

Our Vision

Evergreen Medical Center will be the first choice in quality healthcare.

Awards

  • 2015
    Most Wired Hospitals ~ Small and Rural
  • 2014
    Most Wired Hospitals ~ Small and Rural
  • 2013
    Most Wired Hospitals ~ Small and Rural
  • 2012
    Most Wired Hospitals ~ Small and Rural
  • 2011
    Most Wired Hospitals ~ Small and Rural
  • 2009
    Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals

Be Our Patient

At Evergreen Medical Center we want to provide you with the BEST PATIENT EXPERIENCE.

You and your family’s health will always be our top priority.  To ensure the health of our patients Evergreen Medical Center monitors several quality, patient satisfaction and performance indicators.  Due to our performance on these indicators Evergreen Medical Center has been recognized as a Tier 1 facility with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

So even though we get the award, our patients get the benefit.