Cullman Regional Medical Center is now a 175-bed hospital thanks to the completion of a 4 story vertical tower expansion that added 30 beds.
Population grows – so does Cullman Regional
First reported by The Bama Buzz in March 2022, the new beds will help the regional hospital meet the growing needs of Cullman and North Alabama.
“North Alabama’s population growth is a significant driver for projects like this, and the pandemic also has hospitals evaluating their ability to care for patients when volumes are high. We won’t be able to take care of our community in the future if we aren’t proactive today.”~ CEO James Clements said in a hospital news release.
Cullman Regional expansion constructed by Doster Construction
Constructed by Birmingham-based Doster Construction, here is a breakdown of the kinds of beds that were added.
- 13 new critical care beds
- 12 new medical/surgical beds
- 5 beds were created by renovating existing space in the hospital.
The most recent expansion is part of a $30 million overall expansion project that also included renovating and enlarging the hospital’s ER in 2022 and creating Cullman Regional’s Hartselle Health Park which opened in 2021. A fourth project will be a freestanding emergency department in Hartselle set to open in 2024, according to the hospital.
Cullman Regional established in 1939
Established in 1939, Cullman Regional is owned and operated by the Healthcare Authority of Cullman County. A not-for-profit organization, the hospital serves 175,000 people in a 6 county region.
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