Health Care

healthcareExperienced healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art facilities and specialized treatment options are just minutes away from residents throughout the Columbus Region. With 268 physicians per 100,000 population in Columbus, the Columbus Region stops at nothing to ensure residents can access the resources they need to maintain good health through outstanding heath care providers, including Columbus Regional Health, St. Francis and the Hughston Clinic.


Established in 1986 as a private, not-for-profit health services organization, Columbus Regional Health traces its roots date back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Columbus Regional Health includes two hospitals – Midtown Medical Center and Northside Medical Center. The system also includes the John B. Amos Cancer Center, Columbus Regional Medical Group with multiple locations, two MyCare Urgent Care Centers and three retail pharmacies. Services at Midtown Medical Center include the region’s only advanced maternity services and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); a Children’s Hospital, which includes a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); a growing program of women’s services; a neuroscience center for spine and stroke care; emergency services, including a pediatric emergency department; and the region’s only trauma center.

Columbus Regional Health

St. Francis Hospital

Hughston Clinic

The history of St. Francis Hospital goes back to 1944 when a forward-thinking group of citizens founded the Greater Columbus Committee, which organized the Columbus Planning Association for establishing a new hospital to serve the growing needs of residents in Greater Columbus. The hospital was dedicated in March of 1950. Today, St. Francis is a 376-bed, two-campus regional health system and has earned a national reputation for outstanding quality of care. The hospital system provides a variety of health care services such as the Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Center for Breast Health, the St. Francis Heart Hospital, the Bradley Center for behavioral and mental health care. To further expand care, in January 2016 St. Francis Hospital became part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

Since it was founded in 1949, Hughston Clinic has sought to provide the most advanced orthopaedic services available. Today, clinic comprises a number of leading institutions for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions, as well as orthopaedic research, education and training. Orthopaedic services offered under the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic include specialized practice areas in spine, hand, joint, sports medicine and trauma. Located in Phenix City, Alabama, just across the Chattahoochee River from the famed Hughston Clinic campus, the system also operates the Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, an advanced acute-care hospital, offering a range of services, including orthopaedic and general surgery, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, a pharmacy, a full laboratory, and a 24-hour emergency room.

Orthopaedic services are offered under the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic and include specialized practice areas in spine, hand, joint, sports medicine and trauma. Hughston Clinic also operates a network of 25+ orthopaedic clinics in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Indiana. Located in Phenix City, Alabama, just across the Chattahoochee River from the famed Hughston Clinic campus, the system also operates the Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, an advanced acute-care hospital, offering a range of services, including orthopaedic and general surgery, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, a pharmacy, a full laboratory, and a 24-hour emergency room.