Ascension St. Vincent’s East recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Freestanding Emergency Department that will be located in Trussville, just off the I-59, Chalkville Road exit.
“Because Trussville is growing at a rapid rate, the need for 24/7 emergency care close to where people live and work is paramount,” said Jason Alexander, president and CEO of Ascension St. Vincent’s.”
Construction on the $20 million project began in November. The 16,800-square-foot facility will also feature 12 treatment rooms, decontamination treatment area, onsite lab and imaging, including x-ray and CT, and a helipad for air ambulance transfers. Emergency care will be available to all ages, and the facility will be staffed by a physician, nurses, radiology and lab technicians.
The site of the project sits on roughly nine acres that hospital leadership says can be further developed in the future to continue to meet the growing needs of the community.