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.