Discover how Tanner Health System has grown over the years.
1949 – Tanner Memorial Hospital was established in Carrollton, Georgia, by a visionary group of physicians and community leaders. The hospital was named for the family of Carrollton grocer C.M. Tanner, who gave $75,000 toward the hospital’s construction.
1985 – With the blessing of the Tanner family, Tanner Memorial Hospital officially changed its name to Tanner Medical Center. Tanner also grows into a two-hospital system as the former Villa Rica City Hospital joins the organization, becoming Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.
1988 – Tanner underwent a change of governance, introducing the Tanner Medical Center Inc. Board of Directors.
1997 – With two hospitals and a growing line of services, Tanner Medical Center adopted a name more reflective of its role in the community: Tanner Health System.
1998 – Higgins General Hospital in Bremen affiliated with Tanner, expanding the range of services the hospital could provide and housing many of its new specialties.
2003 – Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica moved patients from the original hospital built in the 1950s to a new, 40-bed hospital.
2009 – Willowbrooke at Tanner opened in Villa Rica, becoming the first new, inpatient behavioral health facility built in Georgia in at least 20 years.
2017 – Tanner Medical Center/East Alabama opened in Wedowee, Alabama, after 86% of Randolph County voters supported the new hospital in a special referendum. The hospital replaced the former Wedowee Hospital.