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Wiregrass Medical Center is built for patient focused care. Our patients have access to advanced technology in a hospital specially designed for their treatment and recovery. From admission until discharge, patient care focuses on personal needs, comfort and convenience.

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Wiregrass Medical Center is a 67 acute care bed hospital, a Nursing Home with 96 beds, and a Sr. Care Unit with 16 beds. Being part of the community has been an important goal throughout the years, and with your help and loyalty we can continue to provide health services that you can depend on.

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Hayden Childs, M.D.

Internal/Family Practice


Contact Info:






Childs' Medical Clinic
98 East Morris Street
Samson, AL 36477


Dr. Childs graduated from medical school at UAB and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1977. Dr. Childs has been practicing family and internal medicine for 41 years. He is certified by the Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Pulmonology and is a member of the Medical Association of Alabama. He serves as Vice Chief of Staff and is a member of the Finance Committee at Wiregrass Medical Center. Dr. Childs is also the Chairman of the Medical Records Committee and serves as Medical Director for respiratory therapy.