(HUNTSVILLE, AL) – – Huntsville Hospital’s “The Scope” publication featured the news of the plans “for a new Huntsville Hospital (HH) primary care clinic serving about 2,000 Oakwood University students, faculty and staff, as well as the surrounding community.
The Sparkman Drive clinic will be part of the HH Physician Care network and is expected to open this summer. HH Health System CEO David Spillers and Oakwood President Dr. Leslie Pollard signed the lease documents at the construction site on February 24 – and then sealed the agreement with a fist bump.
The partnership between HH and Oakwood is designed to improve the health of underserved residents of northwest Huntsville. A new walking path will connect the clinic to the heart of the Oakwood campus. Huntsville Hospital and Oakwood are among the oldest community institutions in Madison County. The hospital traces its beginnings to the summer of 1895. Oakwood, founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to educate the descendants of African Americans emancipated by President Lincoln, welcomed its first student November 16, 1896.”