Each year

Each year, more than 83,000 patient days of care were delivered at Anniston Memorial Hospital, in a physical plant with 169 beds and a sub-standard roof. There were over 500 major surgical procedures per month in a suite housing one fracture room, one minor and four major operating rooms. The emergency room, with eight observation and treatment beds, handled more than 2,000 visits per month, including approximately 800 emergency cases and 1,200 non-emergency outpatient visits. There was no organized outpatient department.