Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 05:00 PM
The industry of the Year
Marshall Medical Center North was named Industry of the Year by the Arab Chamber of Commerce.
“Congratulations and thank you for all you do for the community,” said Brooke Hemphill, president of the chamber, who was accompanied by a crowd of chamber members. “We’re really excited to be able to present you with this award. You are very important to our community and to us individually.”
Marshall North turned 30 years old on Jan. 13, 2020. The hospital was built to replace the aging Arab and Guntersville hospitals. Christened the Guntersville-Arab Medical Center, the modern hospital cost $10 million and opened with 90 private beds. At 104,000 square feet, it had 28,000 more square footage than the two old hospitals combined.
In May 1997, the Marshall County Healthcare Authority announced the creation of the Marshall Health System and re-named its two hospitals Marshall Medical Center North and Marshall Medical Center South. A new logo depicting a sunrise over mountains and a lake was unveiled to represent a new dawn in healthcare.