THE HOSPITAL: Russell Medical is recognized as one of the premier healthcare facilities of its size in the state of Alabama. RMC is a not-for-profit, 81 bed acute care hospital serving seven counties with a service area population of 52K+. With cutting-edge technology and approx. 80 physicians on staff, patients are treated in specialties ranging from primary care to radiology, cardiology, oncology and many more. Notable services include: *CT, * in-house PET scanner * MRI * UAB Medicine - Russell Medical Cancer Center* Outpatient rehabilitation facility, including aquatics * Accredited 4-bed sleep center * Wound care & hyperbaric medicine * daVinci Surgical System.
THE COMMUNITY: Alexander City, located on Lake Martin with 750 miles of shoreline, is unlike most cities with a population of 14,000. The community is progressive with a low crime rate, excellent schools, plenty of recreational opportunities, and an affordable cost of living. Lake Martin provides endless recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, camping, golf and much more. With its wildlife and hunting preserves, Alexander City is a sportsman's paradise. Wind Creek State Park has over 600 campsites and a public beach. The city's 200+ acre recreation complex offers soccer and softball fields, a horse riding arena, playgrounds, gymnasium, and picnic areas.
The Lake Martin area has gained national exposure as a top retirement spot in the nation. Centered in a growing business triangle formed by Atlanta, Birmingham and Montgomery, Alexander City provides the charm of small town life with easy access to metropolitan areas.
EDUCATION: The Alexander City School System consists of one senior high school, one middle school and three elementary schools. The system was the first in the state to have all schools designated as demonstration sites for the nationally recognized Alabama Reading Initiative. The high school received a Bronze medal distinction for its top-quality instruction from US News and World Report as part of the annual list ranking of 2016 Best High Schools in Alabama. The Alexander City Chamber Foundation, Inc. administers The Gateway to Education Scholarship Assistance Program. It provides up to sixty-four credit-hours of free college tuition to Benjamin Russell High School graduating seniors who meet the entrance requirements to Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City.