Spotlight on Shelby County: Health Care

Five hospitals serve the residents of Shelby County

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Shelby Baptist Medical Center, part of the Brookwood Baptist Health System, has 252 licensed beds and is one of the largest employers in Shelby County, with an economic impact of nearly $300 million.

An acute-care facility in Alabaster with more than 1,000 employees, Shelby Baptist offers comprehensive services, including cardiovascular, orthopedics, neurology, women’s, bariatrics and numerous surgical procedures, at the hospital and at affiliated clinics throughout the county. The hospital also uses robotic equipment for surgical procedures, which enables patients to obtain advanced care locally.

Its emergency department handles more than 35,000 visits each year.

In 2022, the facility welcomed new CEO Holly Dean, opened a new OB-gyn practice at Cahaba Medical and completed construction on a 14-bed cardiovascular unit, which expected its first patient this past January.

The hospital is a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Distinction Center for cardiac care, CMS 4-Star Rated hospital and is a primary stroke center. Shelby also received the Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, which recognizes consistent compliance to stroke-related quality metrics.

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Grandview Medical Center

Grandview Medical Center is on Highway 280 close to the north Shelby County line. The 434-bed, full-service hospital is home to the latest medical technology and all the conveniences that make the hospital experience more pleasant for patients and visitors.

Grandview Health employs more than 3,200 individuals. The hospital offers emergency medicine, advanced heart care, neurological and neurosurgical services, maternity services, a comprehensive orthopedic program, intensive care units and a wide variety of surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services. The hospital also offers a cancer center, wound care center and sleep disorders center.

Grandview Medical Group is a multi-specialty network with more than 130 specialist providers. The group operates 16 primary care locations in Jefferson and Shelby counties.

In February 2022, Grandview Medical Group began operating an established urgent care practice in Helena in a new site. Primary care is set to be added in 2023. The hospital also began operating primary care practices in Pelham and Cahaba Heights.

The hospital’s first freestanding emergency room is under construction in Trussville and should be open in April 2023. And the second medical office building on the Grandview Health campus, which includes four operating rooms, is set to open this month. Its Alabama Cardiovascular Group practice has added five new cardiologists and will relocate its main office to the new building.

Grandview Medical Center expanded its inpatient acute care capacity by 32 beds in 2021, the second bed capacity expansion since relocating in 2015.

And Grandview Medical Center expanded its Women’s Center in 2021 to include a total of 18 labor and delivery rooms and 34 post-partum rooms, as well as an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Grandview delivered more than 3,200 newborns and handled more than 3,300 gynecological surgical cases in 2022.

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County

Encompass Health’s 47,000-square-foot physical rehabilitation facility is located off Interstate 65 in Pelham. The staff provides rehabilitative services to those who have suffered stroke, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries and other debilitating symptoms of illness or injury. Amenities include a large therapy suite that replicates home and work environments and other advanced technologies.

Brookwood Baptist Freestanding Emergency Department

Also part of the Brookwood Baptist Health System, this freestanding emergency department serves north Shelby County. It has 12 patient care rooms and a helipad.

The facility also includes an outpatient diagnostic center with radiology, ultrasound, mammography, CT scan and MRI. It is staffed with board-certified physicians, RNs, radiology, lab, respiratory therapists and support staff.

Ascension St. Vincent’s One Nineteen

For more than a decade, Ascension St. Vincent’s One Nineteen has been providing a fully integrated approach to health care by offering medical services such as physician specialists, diagnostics, physical therapy, GI services and lab services with an award-winning fitness center, education and wellness services, and a spa.

The facility has more than 60 physicians in 15 specialties, as well as an outpatient surgery center with a GI center.

Among the latest Ascension facilities to open in the north Shelby area is Ascension St. Vincent’s Primary Care in Greystone Village.

This article appears in the February 2023 issue of Business Alabama.

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