Ascension St. Vincent’s plans freestanding ER in Pelham

The facility will provide emergency services, primary care and multispecialty space

Ascension St Vincent’s Birmingham.

Ascension St. Vincent’s has asked for state approval to build a freestanding emergency department, primary care and multispecialty space facility in Pelham. The project is designed to meet the growing health care needs in the area.

The site for the new facility, at 1200 McCain Parkway, is located off Interstate 65 at exit 242. The two-story building will provide space for Ascension St. Vincent’s and UAB Medicine to offer patients primary and specialty care, as well as emergency services.

“This location is in a highly populated area, which can create issues for residents needing to get to acute care medical facilities in other parts of the metropolitan area,” said Jason Alexander, CEO at Ascension St. Vincent’s. “Making sure people can access health care is always important, but making sure everyone can get help during a medical emergency is especially critical.”

The plans for the facility must be approved by Alabama’s Certificate of Need program, which takes into account the need for healthncare services and local support for the new facility. To that end, more than 40 leaders have submitted letters of support for the freestanding emergency department in Pelham, according to Ascension St. Vincent’s. In addition to local support, Ascension St. Vincent’s has received support from UAB Medicine.

“There has been an overwhelming response from the community, and we are humbled and honored that so many leaders support our efforts to improve services in this area of Shelby County,” said Alexander. “We are eager to complete the Certificate of Need process and begin constructing a new freestanding emergency department to serve the needs of this community.”

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