CLANTON, Ala., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Vincent's Chilton hospital held a blessing, ribbon cutting and open house at its new location on September 30. Local officials and representatives joined St. Vincent's associates in the grand opening event.
The new hospital, located at 2030 Lay Dam Road in Clanton, is a part of St. Vincent's Health System and Ascension's growing footprint in Alabama. Ascension is the nation's largest not-for-profit health system and the world's largest Catholic health system.
"St. Vincent's Health System is thrilled to be expanding our presence in Alabama, as we continue to provide compassionate, personalized care to more patients throughout the state," said Neeysa Biddle, FACHE Senior Vice President, Ascension Health & Birmingham Market Executive of St. Vincent's Health System. "St. Vincent's is dedicated to the future of healthcare in Chilton County."
The hospital is located on 40 acres situated near the intersection of Highway 145 and Interstate 65 in Clanton. St. Vincent's Chilton Hospital is a full-service community hospital providing general acute care and outpatient services, including a 24/7 emergency department, diagnostic imaging, surgery, intensive care, wellness services, lab and gastroenterology services. It also includes advanced imaging and diagnostic services, encompassing x-ray, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography and bone density.
"This new hospital is bringing more than 100 jobs to Chilton County," said Suzannah Campbell, Administrator for St. Vincent's Chilton. "We look forward to providing a variety of services at the hospital for our patients, as well as wellness services and educational programming for those in the area."
The new facility will also include:
- Physical Therapy
- Surgical Services
- Gastroenterology Services
- 30 Inpatient Beds
- Outpatient Care
- Other Medical Specialty Services
The hospital is pleased to report they had a successful licensure survey by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The new hospital will open later, with the exact date to be announced after the licensure certificate is received. Upon opening, St. Vincent's Chilton Hospital will provide inpatient, emergency and hospital services.
About St. Vincent's Health System:
St. Vincent's Health System was founded in 1898 by the Daughters of Charity. Since then, it has grown to include a regional network of healthcare services and facilities, together dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all persons, especially those most in need. The system includes four hospitals, a health and wellness facility, outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers, home health and hospice, home medical equipment services, behavioral health, wellness services, corporate health services and specialized care. The system employees approximately 4,700 associates and has more than 800 physicians serving on medical staffs. For more information about St. Vincent's Health System, please visit our website at www.stvhs.com.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension's Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.
CONTACT: Allison Crotwell
St. Vincent's Health System
(205) 410-9128; Allison.email@example.com
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SOURCE St. Vincent’s Health System