Cullman Regional has been approved for a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center in Hartselle by the State Health Planning & Development Review Board.
The center will be built in the Hartselle Health Park, across from Cullman Regional’s freestanding emergency department, which is currently under construction, and the urgent care center, imaging center and physician clinics. The freestanding ER should be complete in 2024. The surgery center is expected to open in 2026.
The surgery center will offer four operating rooms, one procedure room, 10 pre- and post-surgery bays, as well as waiting areas, support spaces and business offices. It will be staffed by the same clinical teams found in a hospital-based surgery department, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses and other health care professionals.
“Adding a surgery center helps us round out the convenient outpatient services available locally in Hartselle,” said James Clements, Cullman Regional CEO.
Dr. Bill Smith, Cullman Regional chief medical officer, added, “This facility will be another extension of high-quality health care in a community that needs it.”
Cullman Regional is a 175-bed health system serving five counties with approximately 175,000 residents. It was founded in 1939 and has more than 12 locations.