UAB Medical West is one of the leading health care providers in the United States. An affiliate of the UAB Health System, the hospital has branch locations in Birmingham, Bessemer, Hoover, Huntsville, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Operational for more than 75 years, it serves over 100,000 patients annually. A more than 150-bed acute care facility, UAB offers expertise in cardiovascular and cancer care, physical rehabilitation and obstetrics. The hospital provides specialized services pertaining to emergency and critical care, women's and children's health, imaging and radiology, pulmonary rehabilitation, general and complex surgery, social services, and nutritional and diabetic education. Additionally, it provides acute rehabilitation, transitional care, physical, hydration, speech, language and occupational therapies, pathology services, sports medicine, and behavioral health services.