Medical West Hospital
Discover the Difference – ONE patient at a time.
Welcome to Medical West! Our mission is to provide the highest quality health care in a patient-focused environment. Medical West consists of a 300-bed acute care hospital, a five story Professional Office Building, and a recently added Medical Office building, which houses an outpatient surgery center. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic, surgical, medical, and emergency services. Hospital services include: a 17 bed Emergency Department, an Intensive Care Unit, a Women’s Center, a Telemetry nursing unit; an Oncology unit; an Adult Mental Health unit; Medical/Surgical units; Surgical Services (OR, PACU, Same Day Surgery, Surgical Transition Unit, Pain Clinic and Endoscopy Lab) and an Acute Rehabilitation Unit primarily for orthopedic and stroke patients.
Primary care physicians, specialists, and sub-specialists have offices located on the main campus in the Professional Office Building. Residents of Hoover, McCalla, Tannehill, and Vance benefit from the convenience of Medical West family practice and internal medicine health centers located in their neighborhoods.
Since Medical West joined the UAB Health System, the hospital has added many new services. In 2006, the hospital opened a 100,000 square foot medical office building and outpatient Surgery Center. The new Surgery Center houses four operating rooms and two procedure rooms with highly advanced technology. The other four floors are filled with physician offices, a Veterans Administration Clinic and a Dialysis Center. In the fall of 2007, the hospital’s Endoscopy Lab received a complete renovation, with 11 new private pre and post operative rooms, four procedure rooms, new equipment, and a new waiting area. In 2008, the hospital acquired a free standing outpatient imaging center through a joint venture with members of the medical staff. The imaging center provides CT, MRI, and Ultrasound testing with convenient access for outpatients. Medical West also opened a Sleep Lab in 2008, which performs four types of sleep studies including Polysomnogram, CPAP Titration, Split-night study and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing. Most recently, the hospital has added an Advanced Wound Center with two Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers to help patients with hard-to-heal wounds.
Sudden Cardiac Death
If you've ever heard of or known someone who suffers a "sudden death", it can be quite a disturbing story. Many times, what seems to be a relatively young and healthy person can just "drop dead".
Known as sudden cardiac death (SCD), it is a sudden, unexpected death caused when the heart stops functioning. The cause of approximately 325,000 adult deaths in the US each year, it is the largest cause of natural death and responsible for 50% of heart disease deaths in the US.
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