Shoals Hospital (Shoals) provides general acute care. Services include a 24-hour Emergency Department, medical/oncology, medical/surgical inpatient units as well as intensive care and a short stay surgery unit. Shoals also operates the area’s only in-patient acute rehab facility, the J. W. Sommer Rehab Unit. The Open MRI Center compliments the full service Imaging and diagnostics department. With more than 100 physicians on staff, representing over 24 specialty areas of medicine, Shoals serves a population of approximately 220,000.
This is southern living at its best and how life is supposed to be. From the houses on the bluffs overlooking the river to the historic homes in the city's downtown area, life in the area is full of beauty. Florence and Muscle Shoals are located in northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River in a two county region known as the Shoals. The area carries forth the ideals of creating a safe, family-friendly place for residents to live.
With four gentle and distinct seasons, the Shoals is an outdoor lover’s dream. The river and its system of lakes offer a variety of recreational activities. Golfers can choose from a variety of public and private courses. Nature lovers can find much to enjoy in the area's public parks, camping areas and walking trails. But there's plenty to do indoors, as well. The Shoals area boasts numerous museums, art galleries, theater groups, and dance studios. It is known worldwide for its music recording industry, and is home to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The Shoals is also the birthplace of W.C.Handy (Father of the Blues) and Helen Keller.
A thriving retail and manufacturing economy, a reverent sense of history and culture, superior schools, and the friendliest people in the world fashions the Shoals and offers numerous opportunities for an enhanced quality of life. The Shoals is a great place to live, work, and play!