North Alabama Medical Center Medical Office Building
RCCH Healthcare Partners and Rendina Healthcare Real Estate have broken ground on a nearly 72,000 square foot medical office building (“MOB”) that will be connected to the new North Alabama Medical Center (“NAMC”) hospital in Florence.
The NAMC MOB will house complementary services to those offered in the new 263-bed medical center, which will replace Eliza Coffee Memorial near the end of 2018. NAMC and North Alabama Bone & Joint Clinic (“NAB&J”) – a leading orthopaedic group serving communities in Northern Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and Northeastern Mississippi – will anchor the building.
NABJC’s orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and physical therapists will offer services including adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, hand and foot surgery, pediatrics, and fracture care. NAMC lab and imaging functions will also be in the MOB, along with obstetrics, gynecology and cardiology physician offices.
“This facility will provide patients with a first-class location to receive the highest quality care in the region,” says Steve Barry, Executive Vice President with Rendina. “The direct connection to the new hospital will benefit both healthcare providers and patients.”
The replacement hospital broke ground in November 2016 on 25 acres of former residential properties in east Florence between Veterans Drive and Central Avenue, and Helton Drive and Enterprise Street.
“At the end of this, there should be absolutely no reason anyone has to leave this area for care,” said Martin Rash, RCCH HealthCare Partners Chairman & CEO, who spoke during the topping out ceremony.
The opening of the new NAMC MOB is slated to coincide with completion of the new hospital in late 2018.