Lakeland Community Hospital
Population: 4,128 :: Service Area: 33,069
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians in the northwest corner of Alabama, the town of Haleyville combines a caring, small-town atmosphere with a thriving manufacturing sector that features more than 40 plants, mostly in the furniture industry.
Lakeland Community Hospital, a Joint Commission-accredited 50-bed facility, serves as the sole healthcare provider for Winston County. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical services with state-of-the-art technology. The medical office building is connected to the hospital with direct access to services including Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, 24-hour Emergency Room, Home Health, Laboratory, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, and Rehabilitation Services.
Haleyville City Schools are among the finest in the state with a new elementary campus, state-of-the-art computer technology for students at all levels, a career/technical education school and an outstanding athletic program for boys and girls. There is also a community college facility just fifteen minutes north of Haleyville. In 1968, the very first 911-emergency call was made from the City Hall in Haleyville. Each year, the city celebrates that legacy on the second weekend in June with the popular 911/Heritage Day Festival, filled with arts and crafts, music and a parade.
Haleyville is centrally located between three larger cities. Huntsville, Tupelo and Birmingham, each about an hour and a half away, offer plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining and entertainment. Just north of Haleyville is the Muscle Shoals/Florence area, which also has numerous restaurants and stores.
Haleyville is surrounded by beautiful scenery. The Natural Bridge Park features two giant spans of sandstone, 60 feet high and 148 feet wide, carved out 200 million years ago. The majestic beauty of the William B. Bankhead National Forest offers 180,000 acres of pine and hardwood forest, cleer streams, deep gorges and an abundance of wildlife. The nearby Sipsey Wilderness Area, one of only two such areas in the state, offers hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. It is the third largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River, covering over 25,000 acres. Just minutes away from Haleyville is Bear Creek Lake, which offers miles of beautiful shoreline for fishing, swimming or boating. Lewis Smith Lake is an Alabama treasure, a 21,200-acre fishing paradise with deep, clear, blue water and 500-plus miles of shoreline. Less than an hour’s drive away from Haleyville are the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Ivy Green, the historic childhood home of Helen Keller and host of the Helen Keller Festival.