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Medical West Hospital to Build New Facility in Western Jefferson County

Medical West Hospital to Build New Facility in Western Jefferson County


Medical West Hospital received approval from State Health Planning and Development Agency to construct a replacement hospital in McCalla in Jefferson County.


The new hospital will provide all the services currently available at the existing facility. Medical West will also continue to serve area residents through operation of its primary care clinics in Bessemer, Hueytown, Vance, Tannehill, Hoover and Parkwest, along with the freestanding emergency department on Highway 150.

The move opens the way for Medical West, an affiliate of the UAB Health System, to construct a 200-bed replacement hospital near Exit 1 on Interstate Highway 459 to serve the residents of southwest Jefferson County.

“We are pleased by today’s action which will allow us to begin the next chapter in the history of Medical West, proudly serving the residents of Bessemer and southwest Jefferson County for more than 50 years,” said Keith Pennington, CEO of Medical West Hospital. “The new facility will help us establish a state-of-the art hospital for our patients.”

Design and construction of the new hospital is expected to take 3 years. The current facility on 9th Ave. Southwest in Bessemer will continue to provide full medical care during the construction period.


Name Medical West Hospital
Location Jefferson County
Type Construction



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