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About Lincoln Health

Lincoln Health is part of the Huntsville Hospital Health System and comprises Lincoln Medical Center, Lincoln Health Ambulance Services, Donalson Care Center, Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice and Patrick Rehab & Wellness Center.

Lincoln Medical Center, a 49-bed hospital located in Fayetteville, Tennessee, is our primary location and offers a wide variety of emergency, inpatient and outpatient services for our community. Lincoln Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

LMC is about more than health care: We are health caring. This is not just a place to get well; it’s a remarkable experience full of people who are genuinely invested in making the lives of our families, friends and neighbors better. We strive to be a place where innovation meets compassion, and our personal commitment to patient-focused care compels us to promote and support the well-being of those around us.

Our Mission

The mission of Lincoln Health is to provide a continuum of primary health care services to the people of Lincoln County and the surrounding counties.

Our Vision

Lincoln Health will exceed our community’s expectations by providing quality health care that is progressive, accessible and customer-driven in an environment sensitive to people.

Our Values

Continuous Improvement
Resource Use

Our History


Lincoln Medical Center began operation on North Elk Avenue on April 25, 1917 with 20 patient beds.

Early 1930s

Lincoln County purchased the Bryson College property and relocated the hospital.


On September 1, Lincoln County established the Ambulance Service, at first providing only basic first aid services with nine full-time employees and two ambulances.


All Ambulance Service employees had attained state-sanctioned EMT training, giving the citizens of Lincoln County basic life support service countywide for the first time in history.


The county had its first three EMT-Paramedics, offering ALS (advanced life support) through the ambulance service, which had attained its official recognition as an emergency medical service (EMS).


In November, the system established Lincoln Medical Home Health to answer the need for continued care after hospitalization.


In April, the system opened the 37-bed Lincoln Skill Care Center, which is attached to Lincoln Care Center.


The system opened Patrick Rehab-Wellness, a comprehensive facility encompassing outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies and a complete wellness program. Members of the wellness program enjoy the Olympic-size, heated lap pool, basketball court, track, aerobic area, weight rooms, exercise bicycles, and much more.


In January, LMC Ambulance Service went from a C to an A classification, which requires at least 90% of all runs to be attended by a paramedic.


Lincoln Medical Home Health became Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice by adding hospice care.


On September 10, a new Lincoln Medical Center facility opened in the current location.


LMC Ambulance Service earns recognition as the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association ALS Service of the Year


LMC joined the Huntsville Hospital Health System in July of a year when several of our departments and programs earned recognitions and stellar surveys. Lincoln Home Health earned the honor of National Best Practice Agency, and our chest pain program earned Joint Commission recertification with no requirements for improvement. The LMC Emergency Medical Services program was surveyed with no recommendations for improvement. At the same time, our pharmacy department cleared its inspection with no findings by the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy’s Institutional Compliance.