Candler County Hospital

Mission, Vision and History


Our Mission is to deliver quality healthcare services in a compassionate, professional manner while striving to exceed the expectations of those we serve.


The satisfaction of our customers will result in Candler County Hospital being recognized as the exceptional provider of diversified healthcare services.

History of CCH

Candler County Hospital opened in 1961 and expanded in 1971 to our current size. In 1973 the hospital opened the first renal dialysis unit to be located in a rural area of Georgia. We have continually strived to maintain an atmosphere of progress and development. In 2004 the hospital started participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Critical Access Program which helps provide critical health care needs to rural areas.

In 1998, a completely new $1.3 Million Emergency Department and Out-Patient Services area housing two trauma rooms and four emergency care rooms opened. In March of 2000, in response to a steadily growing need to expand our ability to care for patients, we moved into a new Administrative Services addition. This addition enabled us to make more rooms available to care for patients.

In 2011, we added the Candler Senior Care geriatric psychiatric program, an Infusion Center and expanded our Gastroenterology Services to better serve our community. We also renovated our main lobby and physician’s lounge.

In 2012, Candler County Hospital added an entirely new Radiology Department with NEW State-of -the-Art Technology. Staffed by certified Radiology Technologists and Board Certified Radiologists, the department offers:  X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, Mammograms, Bone Density Testing, Ultrasound and Echocardiography. CCH also implemented a Hospitalist program to increase the service level available to patients staying in the hospital, as well as, their physicians.

CCH also expanded it's physician services with Physician Specialists, to offer Cardiology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Neurology.