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Overview of Highlands Medical Center

Highlands Medical Center is a 170-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services. The general surgeons at Highlands Surgical Services will diagnose and treat patients who could benefit from surgical intervention. In addition to scheduled procedures, our surgeons evaluate patients brought to the hospital for emergency treatment after trauma, and treat when needed.

A general list of operations and procedures performed by our surgeons include, but are not limited to Abscess incision and drainage, Appendectomy, Breast biopsy, Breast lumpectomies, Breast masectomies, Cholecystectomy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Excision of lesions, FNA, Hernia repair, Lesion biopsies, Nail removal, PEG placement and removal, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, and Port-a-cath placement and removal.

Total beds: 170

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospital

No of Affiliated Doctors: 188

Affiliated Providers :
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Medicare Quality data

The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital.

Overall rating


Patient Experience


Safety of care


Timeliness of care


Staying out of Hospital after treatment


Above national average

Same as national average

Below national average

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare

This data is based on HCAHPS survey by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.    

59% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 13% lower than the national average )


Medicare, Medicaid



The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via cash, online, credit card or debit card.

Ft Payne (E), Bus station

Scottsboro Airport

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