By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — A new freestanding emergency room department is planned for the Highway 11 corridor in Trussville.
Grandview Medical Center has plans to build an emergency department in a new development across from Winn Dixie, formerly known as the Hamilton property. The medical center has filed notice with the State Health Planning and Development Agency and will present a proposal later this year.
The Trussville City Council is set to pass a resolution on Tuesday, supporting the addition. The emergency department will provide quality, life-saving care, according to the resolution.
“Our goal is to provide convenient access to emergency services to the residents we serve located in communities on the eastern side of Jefferson and surrounding counties,” said Leisha Harris, Marketing Director for Grandview Medical Center.
The resolution being presented Tuesday urges the Certificate of Need Review Board to approve the application to establish the emergency department within Trussville city limits.
If the State Health Planning and Development Agency approves Grandview to move forward with the project, construction could begin by the end of the year.
Mayor Buddy Choat said he toured a similar facility in Gulf Shores and has met with those involved in planning for the facility with Grandview Health. He said it will be an asset to the community.
“It really is a 24-hour emergency room facility,” said Choat. “It would be a great addition to Trussville.”