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About Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital's history is integral to the history of medicine in Central Alabama. The hospital's origin dates back to 1894 when Watkins Infirmary received its 1st patients at the hospital's present location. On September 16, 1946, Jackson Hospital opened with 37 patient beds and 5 attending physicians.

Today, licensed for 344 beds, Jackson Hospital is a community not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery and the Alabama River Region. Our comprehensive healthcare services include cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics, and women's and children's care, along with 24-hour emergency services. It ranks among the largest hospitals in Alabama and is widely recognized for providing excellence in care. Even with our leading-edge technology and facilities, we remain true to our mission of providing superior personal healthcare in a safe, compassionate environment.

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Jackson Hospital is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the health of all members of our community by providing superior, patient-centered and cost-effective care in a safe, compassionate environment.


The vision of Jackson Hospital is to be Central Alabama's first choice for healthcare.


  • Compassion: We care for our patients with empathy and kindness, regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Diversity: We embrace the differences in our patients, staff and community.

  • Education: We improve the health of our region through the continuing education of our patients, staff and community.

  • Innovation: We continually improve the care we provide through evidence-based medicine and technological advancements.

  • Integrity: We are forthright, honest, ethical and respectful.

  • Quality: We strive to achieve excellence in everything we do while providing outstanding customer service.

  • Safety: We maintain a safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff.

  • Teamwork: We work together to achieve common goals.

Program Director Greeting from Dr. Thomas Horton

Welcome to Jackson Hospital and Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share information about our program. We hope you enjoy exploring our website and, please, feel free to contact us by phone or email for more information.

As a not-for-profit, private hospital with a mission to provide high quality and affordable healthcare to the population of central Alabama, Jackson Hospital and Clinic is a premier provider of care in the River Region boasting a large multi-specialty clinic and multiple satellite clinics in Montgomery and the surrounding counties. This operational independence allows Jackson Hospital and our residency program to rapidly adapt and adjust to changing educational needs while providing access to a broad spectrum of medical specialties during the post-graduate training experience.

The well-equipped and modern facilities at Jackson Hospital and the experienced specialists in the Jackson Clinic support current “state of the art” medical practice. However, the residency curriculum is not limited to urban, “high-tech” medicine. The location of our program allows collaboration with other hospitals and organizations providing desperately needed basic services in rural and underserved areas of our region. Residents easily gain meaningful and first-hand insight into this type of practice as they progress through the program.


Thomas L. Horton, MD

Program Director

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