UAB Medical West recently began a $15 million capital plan for renovations and upgrades to the existing facility.
The multi-phase plan includes renovations, equipment, infrastructure, and information systems upgrades for the current facility and UAB Medical West satellite health centers aimed at providing a more inviting and comfortable environment for patients and visitors.The facility renovations will include new flooring throughout the facility, upgraded patient rooms, bathrooms and furniture, and redesigned nurse stations. Common areas such as the Cafeteria, Professional Building Lobby and elevators will be remodeled. New information technology and equipment are in the plans as well as an Emergency Room expansion that will add seven additional exam rooms to the unit. The renovation team is currently working on transforming the hospital's inpatient rehab unit to better accomodate patients that often stay an extended period of time.
“We want to make our facility as comfortable and convenient as possible," said Keith Pennington, CEO and President of UAB Medical West. “All of our renovation plans were made with our patients and visitors in mind.”
New imaging equipment, such as a state of the art nuclear medicine camera and echocardiogram machine will enhance the services we provide to our patients. This follows several 2012 imaging upgrades, such as a 64-slice CT scanner and digital mammography.
Each aspect of the renovation and expansion plan will enhance the comfort and high quality of care for patients as well as provide opportunity for future growth and expansion to meet the needs of our community.