The new UAB freestanding emergency department and medical office building in Gardendale opened and began seeing patients on January 15th.
The $33.9 million dollar facilities are located on a 6.2-acre site in the Gardendale City Center at the corner of Mount Olive Road and Flippo Parkway.
The emergency department has 26,700 square feet of space and an FAA-compliant heliport, advanced MRI/CT/X-ray imaging, 12 exam rooms, a bariatric lift, laboratory services, and a pharmacy. It is capable of performing trauma care and has facilities for isolation and decontamination. It provides the only emergency medical services on the I-65 corridor between Cullman and downtown Birmingham.
The 38,400-square-foot, two-story medical office offers a variety of services from primary care, cardiology and neurology. The facility also has digital X-Ray, ultrasound and other testing abilities that will allow patients to visit that facility rather than traveling downtown in many cases.