By Marla Jones
FORT PAYNE, Ala.-- DeKalb Regional Medical Center celebrated its 35th anniversary on Tuesday, October 19th, in a ceremony in front of the medical center’s main entrance.
Medical Center Board Chairman, Dr. Steve Isbell, Chief of the Medical Staff, Dr. Daniel Mince, and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Bob Moore, spoke for the event.
DeKalb Regional moved to its new location in October 1986 from a 99,000 square feet facility with 116 beds in downtown Fort Payne. On October 19th, 1986, DeKalb opened its doors to a new 3-story, 138,000 square feet building. Since that time, the hospital has experienced growth in services and technology on its 37-acre campus. Each year, more than 75,000 patients receive emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care at the facility, and more than 600 babies are born in the Kelly Owens Woman’s and Children’s Pavillion.
DeKalb Regional has 134 beds and offers many comprehensive services. DeKalb Regional has 500 employees and more than 100 members of the medical staff.