History

In spite of the challenges small rural hospitals face, AAMC has continued provide the best healthcare possible to its community through renovations and service additions. Following is a brief synopsis of our history and accomplishments:

May 1919 Abbeville County Memorial Hospital established
June 1964 Ground breaking for second hospital building
July 1966 Open House for new hospital building
March 1972 First new Doctor’s office building (located beside hospital)
March 1981 New addition to hospital – ICU/CCU unit
November 1989 Renovation of the Emergency Department
1989 Mammography services added
1990 Cardiac Rehabilitation services added
1992-1993 Renovation of the Obstetrical Department
January 1993 Emergency Department – 24-hour physician coverage established
September 1993 Industrial Medicine Program added
November 1993 Affiliation with a major hospital for cardiac patients
March 1994 In-house CT Scan added
1994 Renovated Second Floor – Med/Surg Unit
1994 Established Hospital Board of Visitors
March 1995 “Coalition for a Healthy Community” established
May 1995 Joined PHO-networking with 2 hospitals & physician organization (IPA)
November 1995 Established Health Related Home Care
November 1995 Established clinic in McCormick (Savannah Lakes Medical Center)
June 1996 In-house Nuclear Medicine added
October 1997 Mobile MRI began services at ACMH
December 1997 7,500 sq. ft. physician office building constructed
September 1998 Abbeville County Memorial Hospital Foundation held its first meeting
May 2001 Received first time JCAHO certification with a score of 93
January 2002 Sleep Lab established
April 2004 Final reading for construction of new ACMH passes County Council 6-1
May 2004 Groundbreaking for new hospital facility held
August 2004 New hospital sitework begins
September 2004 Construction of new hospital begins
September 2005 New Abbeville Area Rehab & Wellness Opens
July 2006 Abbeville Urology Opens
August 2006 New Medical Center opens as Abbeville Area Medical Center
June 2010 Neurology Services Expanded as Abbeville Neurology
October 2010 Family Medicine Associates joins AAMC Family
March 2011 Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine Center Opens
August 2015 Family Medicine receives PCMH Designation
December 2015 Due West Family Medicine joins AAMC Family
January 2017 Direct Health Industrial Medicine Program Established
January 2017 AAMC Orthopedic Services Established
April 2017 Abbeville Area Healthcare Center Opens