Children’s of Alabama OK’d for $55M renovations

Children's Hospital
(Children’s of Alabama/ Bham Now)

Children’s of Alabama has received the Certificate of Need (CON) approval from the State Health Planning and Development Agency to renovate several units within the hospital to better serve their patients.

Children’s of Alabama expansion to serve more patients

“We are pleased with this approval, which will allow us to begin the next chapter of 110-plus years of caring for pediatric patients. The expansion will provide room to serve more patients who need critical care, behavioral health services and the NICU.”

Children’s of Alabama CEO and president Tom Shufflebarger stated on their website

The renovations will include:

  • Building out of the 12th floor of the Benjamin Russell building to serve as a 50-bed unit for critical care patients. Poole and Company Architects is the local architectual firm in charge of this project
  • Better serve behavioral health patients by renovating the 5th floor of the McWane building and operationalize 11 additional beds for the unit
  • Adding six bassinets will be added to the NICU.

Children’s of Alabama renovations will be completed in 2026

According to Children’s of Alabama, the cost of the renovations will top nearly $55 million. Named one of the nation’s best children hospitals for 14 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report’s Children’s of Alabama expects the new renovations to be completed by Fall 2026.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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