Grandview COO discusses future of hospital

Published 3:23 pm Thursday, October 22, 2015

Grandview Medical Center COO Drew Mason speaks at the Shoal Creek Ladies Luncheon on Oct. 22. (Reporter Photo / Molly Davidson)

Grandview Medical Center COO Drew Mason speaks at the Shoal Creek Ladies Luncheon on Oct. 22. (Reporter Photo / Molly Davidson)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HOOVER—Construction is complete and patients have been transferred, now Grandview Medical Center is focused on caring for the community and building the future, Grandview Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Drew Mason said. Mason spoke about the hospital’s commitment to quality care and its future during an Oct. 22 Shoal Creek Ladies Luncheon.

“You might not see a project like this in Alabama for a while,” Mason said of the $280 million, 1 million square-foot hospital.

The hospital has 372 licensed beds, an emergency department, 30 operating rooms, labor and delivery suites, trauma rooms and more carefully organized in the 12-story tower.

“The new building won’t be new forever,” Mason said, emphasizing the importance of quality patient care. “We have, really across the board, every specialization, every service.”

Grandview Medical Center’s mission is “to provide quality health care with kindness and clinical excellence—personalized through compassion and faith,” and the hospital prides itself on having kind and caring employees, Mason said.

“We treat every single person in a bed like our own family member,” Mason said. “(Throughout construction and the move) we still focused on what we thought our core was, and that does differentiate us.”

Mason also discussed the growing umber of physicians and practices joining Grandview Medical Group. Currently, Grandview has more than 50 providers, 15 Grandview Health clinic locations and Mason said more are being added. The 220,000 square-foot Grandview Physicians Plaza is already at 85 percent occupancy.

“We are quickly becoming a very large medical group,” Mason said. “We could end up becoming the largest consolidated network in the state very soon.”

All hospital operations were officially transferred from Trinity Medical Center on Montclair Road to Grandview Medical Center on Oct. 10. As of now, there are no definite plans for the future of the former Trinity Medical Center building.

“We’re getting there, we’re evaluating, we’ve been working on this for a long time, we’re coming up with solutions,” Mason said. “We’re not going to let it sit idle.”