CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — For the first time in three years – Chilton County will soon have a hospital.
St. Vincent’s Chilton held its ribbon cutting on Friday afternoon, bringing to life a hospital with amenities like a 24-hour emergency room and 30 inpatient beds.
In addition to these services, the hospital will also offer surgeries, physical therapies and specialties like gastroenterology.
Hospital administrators don’t know the exact day they’ll be able to start seeing patients — but we did get some good news from them today.
“We were very pleased that the Alabama Department of Public Health came yesterday,” said Suzannah Campbell, an administrator at the facility. “They did our state licensure survey, and recommended us for licensure. So we’re very excited. As soon as we have that certificate in hand, we’ll be able to open our facility and announce that date.”
Hospital administrators to CBS42 News that the announcement of an opening date should be happening sometime next month, bringing over 100 new jobs to Chilton County.