Infirmary Health to open freestanding emergency department

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mobile, Ala.—Thomas Hospital, an affiliate of Infirmary Health, has received the certificate-of-need approval from the State Health Planning and Development Agency and plans to move forward with construction opening the third freestanding emergency department in the state of Alabama.
“For many years Thomas Hospital has provided quality healthcare in this area and this area continues to grow,” said Ormand Thompson, President of Thomas Hospital. We have received a considerable amount of community support regarding this project and are excited to take a leadership role in being the first in our area to offer this new service that will expand healthcare access in Baldwin County—the fastest growing county in the state. We look forward to caring for the residents with these enhanced services.
Freestanding emergency departments are able to provide many of the same services offered at traditional emergency rooms. The new Baldwin County facility will offer a full-range of services for emergency care that is currently not offered in the Daphne and Spanish Fort area.
"It will be a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week emergency department in the Daphne area," said Thompson. "The new facility will provide emergency care as if we had Thomas Hospital’s emergency department relocated to the Daphne area. In addition to providing quality care, we are excited that this new facility will also create a host of healthcare-related jobs for the community.”
Thomas Hospital
For more than 50 years, Infirmary Health has served Baldwin County and the Eastern Shore from
Thomas Hospital, located in Fairhope, Ala. Thomas Hospital employs 1,100 staff and more than 200 physicians. The 150-bed facility is the open-heart surgery program, has a state-of-the-art birth center, as well as radiology, endoscopy and inpatient and outpatient medical centers. Thomas Hospital is ranked nationally