UAB Medical West


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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tried to lure the hospital to Hoover, but some council members opposed a proposed $20 million incentive package. Read more

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Brocato has been working for 18 months to steer the UAB Health System-affiliated Medical West hospital to Hoover from its earlier plan to move off I-459 in McCalla. Read more

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The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the banquet room at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Read more

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Medical West is looking to spend $412 million to build a new 220-bed hospital in the Interstate 459 corridor. The question is where. Read more

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UAB Medical West officials have said they are looking for a place to build a new hospital but have not decided if, when or where to do it. Read more

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A proposal for UAB Medical West to relocate its hospital from Bessemer to Hoover has some Hoover residents stirring. Read more

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Mayor Frank Brocato has asked the City Council to consider $20 million in incentives to lure a $300 million project that he says would bring 1,000 jobs to Hoover. Read more

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Freestanding ER

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Medical West, an affiliate of the UAB Health System, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gave public tours for Alabama's first Freestanding Emergency Department at Alabama 150 Monday, May 4. The facility opens to the public May 5 at 7 a.m. Read more


​All is a go for the mid-May opening of Hoover’s first emergency services facility, the Medical West freestanding emergency department (FED) on Highway 150 at I-459. Read more


The freestanding emergency department (FED) is slated to open its doors in May. Read more


The I-459 and Highway 150 intersection will experience rapid development within the next year. Read more

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On Aug. 28, the city of Hoover broke ground on the UAB Medical West Freestanding Emergency Department, the first of its kind in the state of Alabama. Read more


Medical West, an affiliate of UAB Hospital, will sponsor the June Chamber of Commerce luncheon and has invited Hoover High School football coach Josh Niblett as the speaker. Read more


During its regular meeting on Oct. 7, the Hoover City Council approved an agreement that could bring a freestanding emergency medical facility to the city. Read more

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