5300 Medford Drive
Hoover, AL 35244
Licensed Beds: NA
Facility Type: Free Standing Emergency Room
Operated By: The Healthcare Authority for Medical West
UAB Medical West Freestanding Emergency Department is the first facility of its kind in the state of Alabama – bringing emergency care to the 60,000 citizens of the City of Hoover for the first time. (There is no hospital within the city limits.)
The 24,342 square foot emergency center features 10 exam rooms (including two for trauma patients), CT, X-ray, ultrasound and other diagnostic equipment as well as an onsite lab.
As a Level 3 trauma center with a heliport, this modern facility is on par with any hospital emergency room in the Birmingham metro area (the only exception being UAB Hospital’s Level 1 trauma center). Patients in need of surgery or hospitalization are stabilized at the facility for transport to a nearby hospital.
Opened in May 2015 and operated by The Healthcare Authority for Medical West, an affilicate of UAB Health System, this emergency care center is expected to treat 12,000 to 15,000 patients annually.
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