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Healthcare is a significant industry within the economy, accounting for 8.7% of total jobs in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. We are well-positioned for continued growth in this sector.

How We Can Help You Accelerate Opportunity

  • Excellent programs at our higher learning institutions for those pursuing careers in healthcare
  • The presence of top-notch healthcare providers, including DCH Health, University Medical Center, Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bryce Hospital, and numerous medical specialty practices.
  • Proximity to The University of Alabama at Birmingham and its acclaimed UAB Health and Health Professions schools, which U.S. News & World Report and other national authorities rank among the best in America.
  • A trained workforce in advanced manufacturing accelerates the opportunity to produce medical devices

Healthcare Success Stories

DCH Health System

DCH Health System encompasses DCH Regional Medical Center, DCH Northport, and Fayette Medical Center.
  • Celebrates 100 years of compassionate care in 2023
  • DCH Tuscaloosa, a 583-bed regional medical and trauma center, offers services including cancer care, cardiology, robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • DCH Northport, a 204-bed community hospital, offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services
  • Cares for 300,000+ residents of West Alabama at multiple locations within a 60-mile radius

The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences

The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences has a tremendous impact on the wellbeing of people in our community as well as continuously developing a highly skilled healthcare workforce.
  • University Medical Center provides comprehensive care from three locations, primarily on The University of Alabama campus as well as from locations in Northport and Demopolis.
  • One in seven practicing family medicine physicians in Alabama is a graduate of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program.