Grandview Medical Center
Fitted with the latest technologies in medicine, 372-bed Grandview Medical Center opened in October 2015 to serve residents of Birmingham and surrounding communities. Conveniently located on Highway 280, east of I-459, Grandview offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency medicine, advanced heart care, maternity services, a comprehensive orthopedic program, rehab services, behavioral health, a wide variety of surgical procedures, advanced diagnostic services and general medical care. The hospital also features diverse specialties from heart care to labor and delivery to robotic-assisted surgery. Specialty units include a Level III trauma center, certified Chest Pain Center, recognized stroke center, cardiac cath lab and neonatal, surgical and medical intensive care.
The $280 million, 12-story hospital is equipped with advanced medical technology, including clinical systems designed to enhance hospital safety, improve the patient experience and create an efficient work environment for doctors and nurses.
The hospital is designed to be a healing environment. Many patient rooms have sweeping views. Spacious, inviting waiting areas make families feel welcome and comfortable. The hospital is also filled with artwork provided by Alabama artists, including many original pieces that were commissioned for specific areas of the hospital.
Highlights of the new hospital include:
EMERGENCY SERVICES: The Emergency Department at Grandview includes 22 private patient rooms and two trauma rooms. The emergency department is a designated Level III trauma center and includes an accredited chest pain center and recognized stroke center. An 8-bed fast-track is reserved for patients with lower acuity medical conditions to help facilitate faster ER care for all. A helipad is located just outside the ambulance entrance enabling rapid transfer into the facility for patients who arrive via air transport.
HEART CARE: Grandview is designed to become a leading provider of cardiac care. The hospital’s cardiovascular services are supported by advanced technology for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, including five cardiac catheterization labs, three dedicated Electrophysiology suites and a hybrid operating room which gives surgeons imaging and operating capabilities in the same room. The hospital has 24 CICU beds, 50 cardiac step-down beds and is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers as a Certified Chest Pain Center. Grandview’s specialized EP labs host state-of-the-art equipment, including computerized three-dimensional mapping systems to assist ablation of complex arrhythmias, and a laser system to perform pacemaker and defibrillator lead extractions.
SURGICAL SERVICES:Grandview’s 32 surgical suites are equipped with the most sophisticated operating systems to improve the operating environment – for the benefit of patients and the surgical teams. Grandview’s large operating environment includes surgical rooms dedicated for orthopedics, cardiovascular and endoscopic procedures.
WOMEN’S SERVICES: The hospital’s large maternity unit includes eight labor, delivery and recovery units and 22 postpartum suites. There are also two surgical suites for Cesarean Section procedures adjacent to the maternity wing. Although rooming in is encouraged so families can bond before going home, Grandview offers a well-baby nursery for mothers who need time to rest. Premature babies and others that need extra attention will be cared for in one of 12 private neonatal intensive care rooms.
Grandview Medical Center is located on the Grandview Health campus. The campus also includes a multi-level parking deck and the eight-story Grandview Physicians Plaza, which is home to physicians who practice across a wide range of specialties. The medical office building is connected to the hospital via an enclosed, climate controlled connector.
Princeton Baptist Medical Center
On its beautiful campus located just four miles west of downtown Birmingham’s business district, Princeton Baptist Medical Center has been a ministry of the Birmingham Baptist Association since 1922. Princeton Baptist Medical Center draws its primary market share from western Je
fferson County. Princeton has a total of 505 licensed beds with 54 ICU/Step-down beds, and a full service emergency department. Four medical office buildings on the Princeton Baptist campus provide patients with access to excellent primary care physicians and specialists.
PRINCETON BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER’S STRENGTHS:
EXPANSION PROJECT: Princeton recently completed and opened a $57 million expansion project which involves the renovation of 60,000 square feet of existing space (including a complete renovation of the hospital’s 16 operating rooms) and the addition of 90,000 square feet of new space.
NURSING CARE: Compassionate bedside nursing and an active involvement with nurse education have been strengths since 1922. Princeton has clinical affiliation agreements with many Nursing Education programs in the Birmingham area.
PHYSICIAN EXPERTISE: The Princeton Baptist medical staff
is a diverse staff
of physicians who are committed to continuous learning. Princeton is home to nationally well-respected residency programs in Pathology, Radiology, Medicine, Surgery and Transitional Year. This active intellectual environment contributes to Princeton’s earned reputation for state-of-the-art care.
A TEACHING ENVIRONMENT: Princeton Baptist is a training site for many healthcare programs other than nursing and medical care. One particularly special teaching relationship is with the Auburn School of Pharmacy. We believe this teaching relationship with Auburn helps our physicians and our nurses to better ensure that our patients receive the correct medication at the right time and in the right amount.
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Princeton Baptist is a demonstration site for General Electric diagnostic imaging. In other words, General Electric medical brings prospective clients to Princeton to show how excellent equipment in the hands of well-trained staff
and physicians can improve both patient diagnosis and efficiency.
HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE: Most importantly, we at Princeton Baptist consider our healthcare services as a calling to ministry. Our chaplains, our medical staff
, and our associates approach patient care as an opportunity for service.