Chambers County has one hospital located in the City of Valley, EAMC-LANIER. The hospital is a 115-bed facility with 45 30 active physicians on staff. There is a newly-renovated and modernized emergency room open 24/7, and a 103-bed skilled nursing home is adjacent the hospital. Lanier opened in 1950 and was the first U.S. hospital to be built under the Hill-Burton Hospital Survey and Construction Act. Like EAMC, Lanier is accredited by The Joint Commission.
In 2011, Lanier Health Services (now EAMC-LANIER) added a new Urgent Care & Medical Pavilion located at 267 Fob James Drive in Valley, Alabama. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5 PM (all times Eastern).
Two Hospitals – One Mission
The consolidation of hospitals is not unique to our area and joining forces with existing health care facilities isn’t a foreign concept for EAMC (East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL - thirty minutes South of Valley, AL). Prior to the end of 2013, an agreement was signed between EAMC officials and Lanier Health Services to begin management of George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital (Lanier Health Services) in Valley. This affiliation will extend the reach of EAMC to all of Chambers County and will align EAMC with Lanier Health Services in continuing its long history of service to Chambers County and the Chattahoochee Valley. A combined operating philosophy should benefit the citizens of Chambers County greatly and continue to provide the quality of health care everyone has come to expect across a much broader base.
East Alabama Medical Center located in Opelika is approximately 30 minutes south of the City of Valley while West Georgia Medical Center is approximately 30 minutes north of the City of Valley. Additionally, The Medical Center, Doctors Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA are approximately 45 minutes from the City of Valley.
Occupational Health Program
EAMC-Lanier has recently expanded their services to include a world-class Occupational Health program. The program provides yet another support service for Chambers County business and industry.
In addition to a Corporate Wellness programs which include screenings and education, EAMC-Lanier’s on-site OH programs includes CPR, AED and first aid training, mini health screens, workman’s comp and post-accident visits, flu shots, FIT testing, pulmonary function testing, vision and whisper tests and ergonomics consults.
Additionally, EAMC-Lanier has brought an Occupational Health physician on board to complement the program at their Medical Pavilion. That office provides pre-employment physical exams, drug screens, pulmonary function tests/respiratory clearance, audiometric testing, Hepatitis vaccines, DOT physicals and collections, nicotine testing and workman’s comp, among other services. The occupational health clinic is located at 267 Fob James Drive in Valley, AL. The clinic’s direct contact is 334-756-3163.
For more information about Occupational Health and Wellness, contact:
Director, Business Development
Occupational Health & Wellness
4800 48th Street
Valley, AL 36854