Providence Hospital is a full service, 349-bed medical/surgical facility accredited by The Joint Commission. Since its founding in 1854, Providence has been serving, caring for and healing the people of Mobile and surrounding areas. Sponsored by Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health care system, the hospital's mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to south Alabama and southeast Mississippi, with a special concern for persons who are poor and vulnerable. Providence has been Mobile's most preferred hospital for thirteen consecutive years and admits more than 14,000 inpatients annually. Outpatient and emergency room registrations exceed 160,000 per year.
In 1987, in response to growth in western Mobile County, the hospital relocated to a 277-acre campus in west Mobile. All patient rooms are private, and none is more than nine feet from a nurse's station. Specialized services offered at Providence include open-heart surgery, cardiac catheterization, cancer services, an obstetrics unit with labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum suites, a dedicated pediatrics unit, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center and a 100,000 square foot Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. The hospital's 500-plus-member medical staff includes representatives from every major medical specialty and subspecialty, with more than 200 physicians located in offices on the campus.