History of Noland

A Century of Service – Founded 1913

In 1913, Dr. Lloyd Noland came to Jefferson County, Alabama at the invitation of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Land Company to address the public health needs of workers who suffered from smallpox, typhoid, and other epidemic diseases. Noland had recently served during the construction of the Panama Canal, helping to eradicate the malaria and yellow fever that plagued Americans working on the project. Soon after arriving in Birmingham, Noland realized there was a need in the community for more complete health care and presented to TCl & L his vision for a health system to address those needs. The result was a $750,000 healthcare facility, an investment greater than the entire state budget for public health at the time.

Growing from the progressive system founded by Dr. Noland, Noland Health Services today follows his legacy. A private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1951, Noland Health Services is dedicated to identifying and meeting the health needs of the people and communities it serves by providing innovative, high quality health services in a compassionate, efficient, and effective manner. The organization is a pioneer in establishing special services and programs to meet the needs of the elderly and other unique patient populations.

Through its Hospital Division, Noland Health Services specializes in establishing innovative long term acute care regional referral hospitals by partnering with premier general acute care hospitals (see Hospitals)

The Senior Living Division develops strategically located, comprehensive multi-level senior living communities offering seniors the security of knowing that additional assistance is available, should their needs change. (see Senior Living Communities).

Noland Health Services’ hospitals and senior living communities offer comprehensive Case Management Services to assist patients and residents with care management needs. This service is supported through a unique corporate focus on case management which views health and/or clinical resource management as a value added service. Our strategic position as a health and wellness continuing care provider of independent living, assisted living, specialty care for Alzheimer’s/dementia, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, as well as long-term acute hospital care, facilitates an expertise in continuum management of an individual’s ongoing needs. The case management program supports knowledge in all areas of both acute and post-acute healthcare and community resources and seeks to provide educational resources to the healthcare community on issues related to patient management.