Freestanding ER opens in Trussville

Ascension St. Vincent’s East created 80 jobs with the opening

Ascension St. Vincent’s East personnel were joined by Trussville dignitaries in the opening of Ascension St. Vincent’s East’s new freestanding ER, located off Interstate 59/Exit 141 on Green Drive.

Ascension St. Vincent’s East has opened a freestanding emergency room in Trussville, creating more than 80 jobs. It is the first freestanding ER for Ascension St. Vincent’s.

The 12,500-square-foot facility will provide 24/7 emergency care and features 12 treatment rooms, decontamination treatment area, onsite lab and imaging, and a helipad for air ambulance transfers.

“It has been our goal over the past few years to extend Ascension St. Vincent’s East ED services,” said Suzannah Campbell, president and COO of Ascension St. Vincent’s East, Blount and St. Clair. “We all remember how hospital emergency departments became more essential than ever during the pandemic, which made it hard to serve our communities. Our new emergency department will help fill this important need by providing high quality emergency care closer to Trussville and surrounding communities.”

The construction, which was managed by Medxcel, took less than a year to complete. Ascension St. Vincent’s also is building a freestanding ER in Pelham, which is tentatively set to open by the summer of 2025.    

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