To provide access to evidence-based health and wellness information and resources for community leaders, city officials, not-for-profit organizations, policy makers and other companies interested in improving healthy weight and access to care.
To have a greater impact on the health and well-being of our region by partnering with community leaders and organizations in our efforts to achieve a healthy weight and create better access to care in the communities we serve.
Infirmary Health is the largest not-for-profit, private healthcare system in the state of Alabama. It is comprised of four acute care hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals, a comprehensive cancer program, numerous clinics and other affiliates.
Mobile Infirmary, the system’s flagship hospital, was founded in 1910 and currently has 669 licensed beds. The hospital performs more surgical cases than any other healthcare system in the region and is known for its Bariatric Center of Excellence, robust cardiovascular program and tailored women’s health services.
North Baldwin Infirmary, located in Bay Minette, AL, is a 78-bed facility and boasts the most advanced technology typically expected of only larger metropolitan hospitals. The hospital is home to a Senior Behavioral Health program, to a CDC-accredited diabetes education and resource center, and to Oakwood Center for Living—North Baldwin Infirmary’s skilled nursing facility.
Thomas Hospital, located in the heart of Fairhope, is an award-winning 162-bed licensed hospital. Thomas Hospital is known for its excellence in cardiac care, its new, state-of-the art birth center and for hosting the only Commission on Cancer accredited oncology facility in Baldwin County.
As a not-for-profit hospital system, Infirmary Health completes a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. The CHNA is required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010, and is designed to uncover and address the key health priority areas for Mobile and Baldwin counties.
The findings of the 2019-21 assessment, which were pulled from state, local and national data, identified two key health priority areas for Mobile and Baldwin counties―Access to Care with a focus on cancer and Obesity and Physical Activity with a focus on Diabetes and Heart Disease.
In an effort to improve the four priorities in these counties, Infirmary Health wanted to provide evidence-based health and wellness information and a location for community resources to move the needle in these areas.
Infirmary Health, as a leader of health and wellness in the region, oversees the Live Better Together brand. Live Better Together’s goal is to provide easily accessible information to the communities of Mobile and Baldwin counties.