Cullman Regional Becomes 175 Bed Hospital After Two-phase Expansion Project
Cullman Regional is now a 175-bed hospital after adding a total of 30 new beds to its critical care and medical surgical units. The two-phase expansion project included construction of a new four-story bed tower and a major renovation of existing patient care areas on both units.
When the new bed tower was completed in July, patient care was transitioned to the newly constructed areas and crews began a complete renovation of the existing patient rooms. After recent approval by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Joint Commission, the hospital has fully opened both units which have doubled in size.
“The units are seamless now. The renovated rooms have been elevated to match the functionality and aesthetic of the new rooms and everything is brand new,” said Charna Brown, Chief Nursing Officer. “We’re incredibly proud to care for our patients in such a modern, well-equipped and beautiful facility.”
The new CCU rooms feature many upgrades including state-of-the-art patient beds that use advanced technology to provide therapeutic and patient safety features. The rooms are spacious to accommodate medical equipment when necessary, and new communication tools and dedicated observation/workstations are located outside of each room.
The new bed-tower, part of a $30 million overall expansion project that also included renovating and enlarging the hospital’s ER in 2022, was supported by U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt with appropriated funds. The bed-tower was the third in a series of four major expansion projects the hospital will complete within three years including the ER expansion, an outpatient facility in Hartselle and a freestanding ER in Hartselle which will open this summer.
“North Alabama’s population growth and our rapidly growing team of physician specialists are significant drivers for expansion projects like these,” said CEO James Clements. “As the hospital continues to grow, we’re able to offer even more high-quality healthcare services to our local communities.”
*Photo courtesy of Chad Baumer