Construction has officially begun on part of Cullman Regional hospital’s $30M expansion project. The development will add four stories to the west side of the hospital, creating space for 30 new patient beds and supporting mechanical systems.
Saving lives with more space
At the height of the pandemic, it became apparent that hospitals everywhere need more space for critical care emergencies. Luckily, Cullman Regional is expanding by four stories, doubling the size of the hospital’s critical care unit and adding 30 new patient beds.
The project is being built by Birmingham-based Doster Construction Company, which has completed many notable projects, including the new Hill Student Center at UAB.
Doster is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top healthcare contractors by Modern Healthcare.
The hospital will now have 175 patient beds, 13 new critical care and 12 medical/surgical patient rooms.
“It’s imperative that North Alabama healthcare systems like Cullman Regional invest in facilities, technology and talent to meet the future healthcare needs of our rapidly growing region. We’re thankful for a visionary Healthcare Authority Board that believes in our hospital and for our partners in progress, Doster and TRO.”James Clements, CEO, Cullman Regional
What’s in store?
In addition to the new patient beds, the $30M expansion includes construction on Cullman Regional’s emergency department.
The project will allow for a larger, more modern patient lobby as well as increase the department’s capacity by 80%.
“We’re excited to partner with Cullman Regional Medical Center and TRO again to expand their healthcare campus. The new patient tower will provide Cullman, and surrounding communities, more opportunity in seeking immediate healthcare attention, while enhancing the capabilities to which Cullman Regional can perform daily.”Brad Mitchell, Operations Manager, Doster Construction Company
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