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Limestone County
Athens-Limestone Hospital

Kelli S. Powers
Chief Executive Officer

700 W. Market St.
P.O. Box 999
Athens, AL 35611
Phone (256) 233-9292

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     The employees, medical staff and volunteers are here to assist you at Athens-Limestone Hospital. It is our privilege to serve your health care needs. At Athens-Limestone Hospital, our goal is to provide you with the best possible medical care in a warm, caring and professional manner. This directory is designed to acquaint you with our facilities and services. If you have questions, any member of our staff will be pleased to offer assistance. We welcome any comments regarding our hospital, its personnel or the way in which you are treated.

Statement of Mission

     The mission of Athens-Limestone Hospital is to provide integrated access to quality health and wellness services for Limestone County and surrounding areas.

Visiting Hours

     Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. Patient care is our primary concern at Athens-Limestone Hospital. In order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been recommended for each unit. Although visitors may visit at any time, recommended hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visits by children are permitted, but please consider our patient's needs and safety and keep visits brief. Intensive Care Unit hours are posted at the entrance of the department. If you need additional information, please check with the nurse on the unit.

Visiting Regulations

     The following are general guidelines for visitors: Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere in the hospital. Smoking is permitted only in designated outside smoking areas.

Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.

Visitors should be limited at the bedside.

People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients

Visits should be kept short.

Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.

Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient

Liberal visiting arrangements may be made for families of surgical patients on the day of surgery.

Condition Reports

     Any personal information about your diagnosis and treatment must come from your physician, and this information is only available to members of your immediate family whom you designate to receive it.


     Parking for patients and visitors is available at the hospital and across Market Street. ODA patients are provided reserved parking spaces located near the emergency room entrance. Free parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients and visitors are cautioned not to park in reserved areas or fire lanes. Patients and visitors are encouraged to park in well lighted areas and take appropriate safety precautions after dark. Security guards are available to escort you to your car. Please be sure to lock your car. If something happens which causes you to need assistance with your vehicle, please call the Security Department at extension 0.

Waiting Areas

     There are designated visitor waiting areas on each patient floor and in the main floor. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the critical care units, the emergency department, surgery and mother/baby. During certain hours, a volunteer hostess is on duty in the surgery waiting room to keep family members informed about the progress of surgery.

Gift Shop

     The Gift Shop, on the second floor, is managed by Auxiliary volunteers. Proceeds from sales are donated to purchase equipment for Athens-Limestone Hospital. The shop has gift items, baby gift items, costume jewelry, magazines, balloons, greeting cards, candy, toiletries and flowers. The Gift Shop phone number is extension 1521. The Gift Shop is open most weekdays from
8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Weekend hours vary.

     The features of Athens-Limestone Hospital are a State of The Art High-Tech Hospital which include the following services:

Emergency Services

Diagnostic Imaging Services (Radiology)

General Radiology
Bone Density
Nuclear Medicine

Laboratory Services
Blood Bank

Best Start Program

Cardiology Services
Cardiopulmonary Services
East Limestone Services
Educational Classes
Home Medical Equipment
Medical East
Mother/Baby Services
Physical Therapy Services
Sleep Disorders Center
Sports Medicine Services
Surgical Services
Volunteer Services
Waddell Center Family Medicine
Wellness/Fitness Programs

     Athens-Limestone Hospital, operated as the Healthcare Authority of Athens and Limestone County, is lead by Board of Directors. The board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon in the hospital's administrative conference room.

James D. Moffatt, Chairman of the Board
Steve Smith, Vice-Chair
Gail Newton, Secretary
Frank Cauthen, M.D.
Jimmy Dunn, M.D.
John W. Eubanks
John Morris
Ernest Campbell
Dick Chittam

Driving Directions:

     From I-65 take exit 351 at traffic light turn (left) going west on US Hwy 72, 1.9 miles, turn right at traffic light going north on Jefferson St., go 1.4 miles at traffic light turn left going west on Market St. go 0.4 miles 700 Market Street Annex on right.

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