Courtesy of Brookwood Medical Center
The new Brookwood FED at Highways 280 and 119 has set a groundbreaking ceremony date.
The new freestanding Brookwood emergency room will begin treating patients on Nov. 30.
A press release from Brookwood's marketing office stated that the $19 million development will hold two events prior to the opening so that the public will be able to see the emergency room's facilities.
The first event is an open house and tour on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. The second is a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m. Hoover mayor Gary Ivey will attend the ribbon cutting, along with the FED's Administrative Director Conrad Brown and Nursing Director Bryan Westbrook. Brookwood Medical CEO Chuck Stark and Tenet Health's Southern Region CEO, Gary Gause, will also be there.
The FED is opening at 7131 Cahaba Valley Road, next to U.S. 280. The 25,000-square-foot building will be open 24 hours a day, year-round, and includes 12 single-suite beds, a pharmacy, full diagnostics and an on-site ambulance and helipad. The release stated that Brookwood expects to treat 10,000-15,000 patients each year.