Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s new OR breaks ground Nov. 10

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center's new OR
What Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s new operating room will look like. Rendering via Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

On November 10, Brookwood Baptist Medical Center breaks ground on a new operating room. We talked to Jeremy Clark, CEO for Brookwood Baptist Health and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center to find out why this matters. Keep reading for all the details.

A little backstory

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center new OR
Another view of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s new OR. Rendering via Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Wednesday, September 15 was the day the Alabama State Certificate of Need Review Board approved the Brookwood Baptist Operating Room Replacement and Renovation Project.

This gave the hospital the green light to move forward with their construction plans.

Why a new OR?

As we all know, technology changes all the time, and the new OR will provide new and updated operating rooms with all the latest advancements. The big why? To improve the experience for patients, surgeons and staff.

We asked Jeremy Clark, CEO, why this matters to the hospital. Here’s what he told us:

“This project kicks off a master plan to redevelop our surgery program by replacing the current operating rooms with 13 new OR suites. Because these suites will be the newest in the Birmingham area, this project furthers our efforts to be the hospital of choice in our community—for both patients and surgeons.”

Jeremy Clark

He went on to explain the impact of this new OR on Birmingham as a whole:

“This investment will have a tremendous impact on the city of Birmingham and surrounding communities. Upon completion of this renovation and replacement, our patients will have access to a well-designed facility offering advanced capabilities, integrated functions and increased efficiencies for those needing surgery.  The new rooms will be considerably larger than the ones replaced, which will allow for a broader range of specialty surgeries to be performed at Brookwood.”

Jeremy Clark

They anticipate that the new OR will be up and running by early 2023.

If you’re curious about other new developments, check out this article on the new Baptist Health Foundation Center for Medical and Surgical Care at Princeton Baptist on the West End.

To learn more about Brookwood Baptist Health, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

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