SBRMC’s new freestanding emergency department now open in Gulf Shores
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center’s new freestanding emergency department (FED), located at 3590 Gulf Shores Parkway, is now open for business to provide residents and visitors of Gulf Shores and surrounding areas quicker access to critical emergency medical care.
Open 24/7 with lab and imaging equipment, the freestanding ED can treat a wide variety of serious illnesses and injuries, including chest pain, severe allergic reaction, respiratory distress, broken bones, cuts requiring stitches, concussions and other conditions.
“In an emergency situation, patients and caregivers want to rely on the expertise, care and treatment they receive,” says Eric Roach, CEO of South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. “Patients will receive the same quality care they’ve come to expect at our main campus in a more convenient location.”
Like hospital-based emergency services, the new ED will be equipped to treat patients with illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than urgent care facilities offer. Many conditions can be managed effectively at freestanding emergency departments without a hospital admission.
The 14,400 square-foot facility includes nine private patient rooms with radiology and lab services on-site. In addition, a helipad will allow quicker treatment for some patients.
“The helipad gives us significant outreach capability, further than we’ve been able to serve in the past,” Roach said. “Our goal is to enhance services for all the communities we serve, and this is a step forward. The site was selected to improve accessibility and better serve the growing populations who live and work on the Gulf Coast.”
If a higher level of care or admission is required, patients can be transported quickly to the main campus.
The addition of the FED completes another step in the City’s Vision 2025 for Sustainability, which includes providing leading-edge healthcare opportunities for residents and visitors.
“This is great news for our community,” said Mayor Robert Craft. “The completion of this Freestanding Emergency Department brings us one step closer to providing our residents with quality medical care right here in town.”
For more information, visit SouthBaldwinER.com.