From our beginning as the 65-bed City-County Hospital to our current status as the premier health care provider for the West Georgia and East Alabama communities, we have never lost sight of our mission — to provide exceptional, compassionate health care.
Aug. 15, 1937 — City-County Hospital opens with 65 beds to serve the community of LaGrange and Troup County.
1938 — The City-County Hospital Cancer Clinic, now called the Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic, was established with Dr. Enoch Callaway Jr. serving as the clinic’s director.
1972 — Georgia Heart Clinic, now the West Georgia Heart Clinic, opens.
1978 — West Georgia Home Care is established to treat patients in the comfort of their own homes.
1980 — Florence Hand Home, a 150-bed, skilled nursing facility, opens.
1982 — West Georgia Medical Center begins offering hospice care for people with terminal illnesses. Now known as West Georgia Hospice, this division opened Hospice LaGrange, a 16-bed hospice home, in 1996.
1998 — West Georgia Health assumes ownership of Twin Fountains Home, a 112-bed skilled nursing facility.
2000 — Vernon Woods Retirement Community, the first community of its kind in LaGrange, opens.
2008 — West Georgia Health is among the first 5 percent of U.S. hospitals to implement the electronic health record.
2009 — West Georgia Worx, an occupational medicine clinic, opens in the LaGrange Industrial Park to serve area businesses and industries.
April 2010 — The West Georgia Health Women’s Health Center opens, consolidating women’s imaging services in a beautifully renovated building.
June 2010 — The South Tower opens. This state-of-the-art facility includes an Intensive Care Unit, a new Heart Clinic, an expanded Emergency Department, a Level II Nursery and new Labor-Delivery-Recovery suites.
2011 — West Georgia Health creates West Georgia Physicians, to offer both primary and selected speciality care including: internal medicine, family medicine, cardiovascular care, pulmonology, surgery, urology, bariatrics and occupational medicine.
Aug. 17, 2012 — West Georgia Health celebrates its 75th anniversary with the community.
2012 — West Georgia Health Wound Care opens to offer residents specialized care for wounds that are difficult to heal.
April 1, 2016 — West Georgia Health officially becomes WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, committed to delivering on WellStar’s vision of world-class healthcare.
*Photographs courtesy of the Troup County Archives.