The University of Alabama at Birmingham will expand its UAB Hospital University Emergency Department in a $73 million project.
Temporary expansion renovations have already begun, creating nine new exam rooms and a temporary waiting space. The long-term plan calls for renovations to the first floor of the hospital’s North Pavilion and the construction of a new three-story space next to the North Pavilion.
The project will include 66,030 square feet of new construction and provide 59 new exam rooms and additional imaging capacity for emergency clinical care.
The State of Alabama has allocated $50 million to support the expansion.
“This significant expansion is an investment in vital public services for our state,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “I’m proud to support allocation of funds to help address the critical need for more emergency services and look forward to working with UAB further to make a positive impact on the welfare of our state.”
Long-term expansion construction should begin in 2024, according to UAB.
“Central to UAB’s mission is serving all residents of the State of Alabama, and this project will provide the resources needed to continue to do just that,” said Anupam Agarwal, dean of the UAB Heersink School of Medicine and senior vice president for medicine.