WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) praised today’s announcement that Pickens County Medical Center has been selected to participate in the Delta Regional Authority Health Systems Development Program, which has been provided $2 million in grant funding for technical assistance to help strengthen and increase efficiencies in rural communities over a three-year period.
“I am proud that the Pickens County Medical Center has been chosen to participate in the Delta Regional Authority Health Systems Development Program,” said Senator Shelby. “This three-year partnership will enable much-needed improvements to the facility and will foster a better environment for addressing and identifying health care needs throughout our state. I am confident that this award will aid the Carrollton community and surrounding area, and I am grateful to all of those involved in making this happen.”
The Delta Regional Authority Health Systems Development Program partnership will allow for Pickens County Medical Center to take part in assessments, online consultations, workshops, and educational trainings focusing on care coordination, social services integration, emergency medical services access, and workforce recruitment and retention training. The program was made possible through collaboration by the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Health Resources Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Pickens County Medical Center is located in Carrollton, Alabama, and provides health care and certain services, including surgical, intensive care, therapy, imaging services, and 24-hour emergency department care, throughout West Alabama. In addition to these services, the hospital includes clinics in gastroenterology, urology, ophthalmology, podiatry, orthopedics, and dermatology.