About the Hoover Area Chamber

The Hoover Alabama Chamber of Commerce, its staff, members, officers and board members extend a warm welcome to you. We pride ourselves on being one of the South's fastest growing communities, offering new and progressive opportunities every day. Hoover spans almost 50 square miles of territory, involving much of Jefferson County and Shelby County. We promote a healthy business environment, and feature great restaurants, lodging facilities, sporting events, and vacation areas. Click here to read more.

Healthcare - Hospitals

St.Vincent Hospital | Princeton Baptist Medical Center | Trinity Medical Center | Children's Health System

BIRMINGHAM, AL --- Princeton Baptist Medical Center's $72 million expansion and renovation project has been unanimously approved by Alabama's Certificate of Need Review Board. The project includes renovation of 60,000 square feet of existing space - primarily the renovation of the hospital's 16 surgery suites - and the addition of 90,000 square feet including surgical recovery space, improved patient and visitor access, and better way finding.

"Clearly this is very good news and we are excited about the State Certificate of Need Review Board's unanimous approval of Princeton's expansion plans," said Keith Parrott, Princeton president. "This campus expansion will allow us to continue the high level of care our patients expect and deserve, and we anticipate breaking ground in late 2009."

As the first Baptist Health System hospital - purchased in 1922 - Princeton Baptist has a long history of serving and responding to the needs of the many communities the hospital serves. The project is Princeton's first capital investment at this scale in more than 30 years.

BHS Announces Plans to Build Hospital in Hoover named Hoover Baptist Medical Center

Baptist Health System (BHS) announced today its plans to build a hospital in Hoover, Alabama, the only city in the state with more than 60,000 residents without a hospital.  Shane Spees, BHS President and CEO, was joined in making the announcement by Hoover Mayor, Tony Petelos.

"Our health system was formed in 1922 to fill a void in healthcare services.  Today, we're announcing our intentions to fill a void in healthcare services in Hoover, which has matured greatly over the past several years, growing to be the sixth largest city in Alabama," said Spees.  "But access to healthcare in Hoover is essentially the same as when the city was established in 1967.  Pending regulatory approval, our intention is to build a much-needed hospital in Hoover."

Baptist officials will file today with the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA) a request for an amendment to the state's Health Plan which would allow the System to move licensed hospital beds from Princeton Baptist Medical Center to the proposed Hoover Baptist Medical Center.  If the amendment is adopted, Baptist officials plan to seek approval to move up to 140 beds, and offer a full complement of clinical services at the new hospital, including a physician-staffed, 24/7 emergency department.

"Access to healthcare is critical.  And the City of Hoover, which has experienced explosive growth over the past several years, has great quality of life, great schools, as well as ample business opportunities.  But we lack critical access to healthcare," said Mayor Petelos.  "The announcement today means we're one step closer to meeting that need for our community."

Within the first six months of taking office in 2004, Mayor Petelos commissioned a study to assess the City of Hoover's need for a hospital.  "The report clearly showed that with our population growth, the need existed.  And as we've continued to grow, the need is even greater today," said Petelos.

Said Spees, "This is an exciting time for Baptist Health System with major investments planned at Princeton, a new bed-tower project underway at Shelby, and recently completed projects at Walker and Citizens Baptist Medical Centers.  Hoover Baptist is a major growth initiative for our System, and we look forward to working with SHPDA and members of the Statewide Health Coordinating Council through the regulatory process for approval to build Hoover Baptist Medical Center."

Jennifer Dodd - Marketing and Public Relations Director
Princeton Baptist Medical Center
783-3526-phone - 783-7882-fax


Hoover area residents now have access to a greater number of physician services at the new Princeton Hoover Baptist Medical Center to serve the health care needs of this growing community. Eleven physician specialists now provide medical care at this new medical facility which opened in Fall 2006 and is located near the intersection of I-459 and Highway 150.

Area residents now enjoy the convenience of hospital quality health care provided by an increasing number of board certified physicians. Princeton Hoover Baptist Medical Center has been serving patients for less than a year and yet is already demonstrating how well the relationship between Baptist Health System's first hospital in Birmingham's West End and its newest satellite in Hoover is working.

The services at Princeton Hoover Baptist Medical Center include Urgent Care; Internal Medicine; Family Practice; OB/GYN; Dermatology; ENT; Pulmonology; General surgery; Bariatric surgery;
Colon-rectal surgery; Cardiology; Diagnostics/imaging; and Sports Medicine.

Princeton Hoover is guided by the same principles of a faith-based health ministry as is Princeton Baptist, just 13 miles away, and all Baptist Health System locations. For more information about services or to make a Princeton Hoover appointment, please call 205-682-6868.

The Way Home

A hospital is no place for a child.

That's why the staff at Children's Health System (CHS) is dedicated to helping children (and their families) find the way home healed and free from the healthcare needs that brought them to the Hospital in the first place.

A speedy return home often begins with a timely and accurate diagnosis and pediatric subspecialists agree the imaging technology that has become available in recent years can make all the difference for infants born with heart or inner ear problems or teens severely injured in automobile crashes.

In 2005, Children's recorded 624,084 inpatient cases and outpatient visits and many of those cases and visits required the assistance of Pediatric Imaging. In that same year, CHS introduced its new 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner that provides the finest image quality while reducing x-ray dose to the patient. Even more recently, a new Pediatric Imaging Center was opened at Children's South. The Center features a 16-slice CT Unit, an MRI Unit, an Ultra Sound Unit and a Digital Diagnostic Unit.

At one time or another, all of the Health System's centers of excellence need the expertise of the imaging area. Some, like Hematology/Oncology and Neurosurgery, consult with the radiologists on a daily basis.

The UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children's Hospital, under the direction of Thomas H. Howard, MD, provides advanced, personalized diagnostic services and treatment for all forms of cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, Sickle Cell Diseases and hemophilia and other blood disorders. The Division's dedicated doctors and staff treat 95 percent of all Alabama children diagnosed with cancer.

One of the largest and busiest pediatric Neurosurgical services in North America also is housed at Children's. It is led by W. Jerry Oakes, MD, chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's and a world-renowned fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics.

The team's fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeons perform at total of about 1,000 pediatric neurosurgical cases per year a number very few pediatric neurosurgical centers can match. All aspects of routine and highly specialized pediatric neurosurgery are available through this Neurosurgery at Children's.

A hospital is no place for a child.
That's something Children's doctors, nurses and staff have known since the Hospital first opened its doors in 1911.

Children need to be at home, going about the business of simply being children. But when Alabama children need specialized pediatric healthcare, Children's Hospital is where they should be but only for as long as they must be. Children's is all about getting children home. Because home is where kids belong.

For more information, please visit our general website at http://www.chsys.org/ and our advocacy website at http://www.helpyourchild.com/.


Click here to view St.Vincent's Annual Report in PDF format.

Since 1898, St. Vincent's Hospital has been providing compassionate care to the sick and poor of Birmingham. An acute care facility now serving the seven county Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area, St. Vincent's consistently ranks among the most preferred hospitals in consumer research and specializes in a variety of areas, including oncology, cardiology, women and children's services, orthopedics, neurology, community/corporate wellness services and surgical service. A member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit health system, St. Vincent's annually serves 130,000 outpatients and 19,000 inpatients, and is the birthplace of more than 3,300 babies each year.

And the scope of St. Vincent's mission continues to expand.

St. Vincent HospitalNew North Tower (Main Birmingham Campus)
With the opening of the new North Tower and Professional Office Building in October 2004, St. Vincent's added a state-of-the-art Outpatient Surgery Center, 21 new Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum (LDRP) suites and 80,000 square feet of professional office space to its main campus. All three components are housed atop a new 550-car parking deck.

The North Tower's entry rotunda and four-story glass atrium is now the primary entrance to the hospital. Leading up to the entrance are green spaces and a 35-foot tall fountain featuring two water pools. A new entry drive allows for easy access.

One Nineteen Health and Wellness (Hoover)
Off its main campus, St. Vincent's is looking forward to the opening of its One Nineteen Health and Wellness facility in Hoover in December 2004. In a uniquely integrated approach to healthy living guided by the standards and value of St. Vincent's Hospital, this new facility will offer state-of-the-art medical services along with lifestyle amenities such as an upscale day spa and a full-service medical fitness facility.

Described as "a personalized, comprehensive approach to healthy living," One Nineteen will offer residents of Hoover and surrounding areas an alternative to traditional medical care. Located in the Highway 280 growth corridor, the facility is designed to appeal to consumers with significant disposable income and an interest in creating a healthy lifestyle.

Chamber Involvement
In addition to healthcare, St. Vincent's carries its mission into the community in a variety of ways, including active involvement with the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce.

"The Hoover Chamber has welcomed St. Vincent's mission into their community with open arms," said Marketing Coordinator Kris Boone. "It is this sense of partnership with the Chamber that allows us to provide our corporate services to businesses in the area." Those services include St. Vincent's Good Health School, Occupational Health Services, Industrial Rehab Services and the Laboratory Outreach program. Since 2000, St. Vincent's has participated in the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic, an event staged to benefit the Chamber's Lila Parks Scholarship program. In 2002, 2003 and 2004, St. Vincent's was the event's title sponsor. Primarily because of their involvement and sponsorship, the Chamber is able to provide several thousand dollars in scholarship for deserving college students from the Hoover area. "We believe our commitment to providing quality healthcare to the community extends beyond our campus," said Boone, "and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Hoover in future endeavors."

For more information on St. Vincent's Hospital, its services and its facilities, visit their website at www.stv.org.

Princeton Baptist Medical CenterHoover Chamber and Princeton Baptist Medical Center Are Great Partners

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has provided our Jefferson County communities with state-of-the-art, compassionate care since 1922. For more than 83 years we have remained consistent with our holistic mission of ministering to the mind, body and spirit of our patients.

Princeton Baptist provides access to more than 300 excellent physicians and offers programs and services in all medical and surgical areas including:

  • Cardiology, cardiac surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation- We offer one of the four most active cardiac programs in Alabama.
  • Diagnostic imaging- We have inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging services that are among the best in Alabama. Because of our state-of-the-art imaging equipment and best practices, Princeton has been invited by General Electric Medical Systems to be one of only 15 enterprise partners nationwide.
  • Excellent intensive care services- As measured against various independent sets of criteria, we consistently care for some of the sickest patients on Alabama and, and our patient satisfaction scores and patient outcomes tell us we do a very good job.
  • Women's health- We offer a full-service obstetrics and gynecology program including a dedicated Breast Care Center offering digital mammography and minimally invasive breast biopsy.
  • Diabetes services- We offer an active diabetes services program. Grouped together in our Wound Care Clinic we offer diabetic education best practice care for non-healing wounds and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • Surgery- We are a show sight for modern operating room technology and are an area leader in minimally invasive surgery.
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Geriatric behavioral health
  • Emergency medicine
  • Sleep/wake disorders
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Princeton Baptist is a teaching hospital with medical residency programs in internal medicine, general surgery, pathology, and radiology. We have clinical affiliations with 13 different schools of nursing. We train clinical chaplains, health care managers, pharmacists, radiology technologists, and medical records professionals.

Princeton is launching a campus development investment of $100 million over the next three years.

Some 34 Princeton employees live in the the 35244 Hoover zip code and are connected every day with the Hoover community and our hospital. Princeton is extremely convenient to Hoover. We are located 13 miles from the Hoover Recreation center and are convenient to I-65, I-459 and Highway 150.


For more information please visit http://www.bhsala.com/ or call 1-877-2BAPTIST.

Trinity Medical Center Trinity Medical Center (formerly Montclair Baptist Medical Center), located in east Birmingham, was established in 1966 as a replacement facility for the Highland Avenue Baptist Hospital. Today Trinity Medical Center is a 560-bed facility offering programs and services in all medical and surgical areas. This includes cardiology, oncology, neurology, women's health, mental health, digestive diseases, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehab, sports medicine and emergency care. More than 600 physicians are members of the Trinity medical staff. There are over 1,800 employees (full time and part time).
In 2005, Trinity Medical Center received special designation by HealthGrades® for its cardiology product line. Trinity is ranked Best in Alabama for overall cardiac services and among the top 5 percent in the United States.

In 2005, a Joint Venture between Triad Hospitals, Inc and Baptist Health System was formed to address the capital needs of Trinity Medical Center. Triad assumed 65% ownership and managing-partner status of the hospital with Baptist Health System retaining 35% ownership.

The Joint Venture has made significant investments at Trinity Medical Center over the past year including a new linear accelerator for radiation therapy, a 64-slice CT scanner, two new catheterization labs, the da Vinci surgical system robot for minimally invasive surgery, along with other upgrades to facilities and equipment.

For more information, please visit Trinity's website at http://www.trinitymedicalonline.com/ or call 1-877-TMC-1232.

For more information on this page, contact Bill Powell at (205) 988-5672.

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