A ceremony September 30 featuring a blessing, ribbon cutting and open house marks the official grand opening of St Vincent’s Chilton hospital in Clanton, Alabama.

Local officials and representatives, as well as St Vincent’s associates, joined in the event celebrating the opening of the hospital, which is part of St Vincent’s Health System and Ascension.

“St Vincent’s Health System is thrilled to be expanding our presence in Alabama, as we continue to provide compassionate, personalized care to more patients throughout the state,” says Neeysa Biddle, FACHE senior vice president, Ascension Health & Birmingham Market Executive of St. Vincent’s Health System, in a media release from St Vincent’s Health System.

“This new hospital is bringing more than 100 jobs to Chilton County,” states Suzannah Campbell, administrator for St. Vincent’s Chilton, in the release. “We look forward to providing a variety of services at the hospital for our patients, as well as wellness services and educational programming for those in the area.”

Among the services provided at the hospital will be physical therapy, surgical services, gastroenterology services, 30 inpatient beds, outpatient care, and other medical specialty services.

A licensure survey of the hospital by the Alabama Department of Public Health was successfully completed. The hospital will officially open at a later date once the licensure certificate is received, the release notes.

[Source(s): St Vincent’s Health System, PR Newswire]