Mobile hospitals have less than 1,700 beds


The four hospitals typically operate at 75-percent capacity

With health experts predicting that hospitals will soon be filled with COVID-19 patients, what is the capacity of Mobile’s hospitals to handle the onslaught?

According to their websites, Mobile hospitals have the following number of beds:

Mobile Infirmary, 669
USA University Hospital, 406
Providence, 349
Springhill Medical, 263

That’s a total of 1,687. According to the Mobile County Health Dept., Mobile’s hospitals typically operate at 75-percent capacity.

According to, Alabama’s 90 hospitals have almost 16,000 beds, but only 1,100 intensive care beds.

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