Chambers County has one hospital located in the City of Valley, EAMC-LANIER. The hospital is a 115-bed facility with 35 active physicians on staff. There is an emergency room open 24/7, and a 103-bed skilled nursing home is adjacent to 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 Medical Pavilion located at 267 Fob James Drive in Valley, Alabama. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (all times Eastern).
In October of 2015, EAMC-Lanier opened an inpatient unit for Acute Rehabilitation services. The ARU has a 14-bed capacity and services patients from all over the Southeastern region. Many of the patients being referred by their physician are stroke victims. Others are victims of automobile accidents, total hip or knee replacement patients and those that need general rehabilitation to help them manage their everyday surroundings at home. In addition to the rehab unit, there is a well-equipped rehab gym located around the corner from the unit. The gym provides rehab in the areas of showering, making a bed, loading and unloading a washer and dryer, loading and unloading a dishwasher, folding clothes, stair climbing, sitting, standing and lifting. Dr. Fred Aziz is the acting Medical Director of the unit.
In July of 2016, EAMC-Lanier opened a Detox Unit. The unit serves as an inpatient medical detoxification and recovery facility where all aspects of recovery are managed. Individual and group sessions are available to the patients to help them develop a relapse prevention plan. 24-hour consultation is available by calling (800) 583-2197.
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 and is referred to as East Alabama Occupational Medicine.
In addition to a Corporate Wellness programs which include screenings and education, EAMC-Lanier’s on-site OH programs include 1st Responder Training (CPR, AED, first aid), Reasonable Suspicion training for Management, mini health screens, flu shots, Hep-B vaccines, FIT testing, pulmonary function testing, vision and whisper tests, ergonomics consults, drug screening (urine, hair) and breath alcohol testing.
Additionally, EAMC has brought Occupational Health physician, Dr. J. Garth Stauffer, M.D., on board as the Medical Director to manage the program. The clinics provide pre-employment physical exams (DOT and non-DOT), drug screens (hair and urine), pulmonary function tests/respiratory clearance, audiometric testing, vaccines, DOT physicals, Return-to-work and Fit for Duty exams, nicotine testing and workman’s comp and post-accident visits, and POET testing among other services. The newest addition to the program is an “after-hours” service which was launched in December of 2017.
There are two clinics which are located in Valley, AL at 267 Fob James Drive (334) 756-3163, and in Auburn, AL at 2515 East Glenn Avenue (334) 821-7788.
For more information about Occupational Health and Wellness, contact:
Director, Business Development
Occupational Health & Wellness
4800 48th Street
Valley, AL 36854