CULLMAN, Ala. – The latest expansion project at Cullman Regional is nearing completion. The hospital broke ground on the project in January 2022, and it is expected to be complete this October. This expansion will increase the hospital’s bed capacity from 145 to 175 and double the size of its critical care unit. The hospital will add 13 new critical care and 12 new medical/surgical patient rooms.
“It’s imperative that north Alabama health care systems like Cullman Regional invest in facilities, technology and talent to meet the future health care needs of our rapidly growing region,” said Cullman Regional CEO James Clements. “We’re thankful for a visionary Healthcare Authority Board that believes in our hospital, and for our partners in progress – Doster and TRO.”
According to Cullman Regional Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications Jennifer Malone, Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, secured $1.5 million in appropriated funds for the 30-bed expansion project. “We’re extremely grateful for his support,” she stated.
Malone said the hospital expects to start moving patients into new patient rooms soon. After patients are moved into new rooms, she said, remodeling of the old wing will begin.
The front entrance of the hospital has been renovated as well. Malone said maintaining an updated and well-taken-care-of facility helps instill confidence in patients about the quality of care they will receive.
“We’re really proud of this,” she said. “It’s a challenging time for health care right now, especially for smaller community hospitals, which we’re outgrowing that description with some of the services that we’re adding and facilities that we’re building.”
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