Whose vision of the future of healthcare makes for a healthier Shoals?

OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WE’VE SHARED WITH YOU the many benefits a truly regional hospital can provide for the Shoals—both for our economy and for healthcare in our region.

We want to build a 300-bed regional hospital, and we’re willing to invest $250 million to do so.

That’s because our vision of the future of healthcare in the Shoals is one in which our families can get the highest quality care close to home.

Our vision includes a new Heart Center, a Stroke Center and a Breast Cancer Center of Excellence.

UNDER OUR PLAN, 4,500 JOBS WILL BE CREATED, 70-75 new primary care physicians and specialists will move to our area—bringing support jobs with them.

In the process, we will ensure the long-term stability of the hospital our area relies on most. And we will dramatically reduce the the $205 million Shoals families send to other cities each year due to out-of-town hospital stays.

Perhaps most importantly, half of all patients will no longer be forced to leave the area to get the care they need—subjecting patients and their families to the anxiety and stress of an out-of-town hospital stay.

But others have a very different vision for healthcare in the Shoals.

Those who oppose our Certificates of Need—including allies of Huntsville Hospital—would rather see our hospitals become little more than glorified clinics.

Instead of a modern, regional hospital, they want us to be a mere feeder for their hospital in Huntsville, giving them a North Alabama monopoly.

Which vision do you support?

One that will improve our access to quality healthcare and strengthen our economy at the very time we need it most?

Or, one that makes us second-class citizens?