Our 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    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