UAB Women & Infants Center

Birmingham, Alabama

Client:
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Project Size:
630,000 sq ft

Recognition:

ABC Excellence in Construction Award

Build Alabama Award

Design-Build Institute of America
Merit Award

EPA Energy Star Rating for Hospitals

National ABC Excellence in Construction Award

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Women & Infants Center is a 630,000 sq ft medical center located in Birmingham, Alabama. The hospital is classified as an essential facility, which means it has the capacity to survive seismic activity and remain operational.

Designed for women with high-risk pregnancies and infants with acute conditions, this facility is home to a regional neonatal intensive care unit and continuing care nursery that is one of the largest of its kind in the country. The hospital offers 120 private patient rooms, 17 labor and delivery rooms, 56 neonatal intensive care unit bassinets, 57 continuing care unit bassinets, and 40 well-baby bassinets. The gynecologic oncology unit offers diagnostic services and treatment for cancer patients. The building includes five concrete vaults housing linear accelerators, a positron emission tomography (PET) scan, and a high dynamic range (HDR) simulator. A three-level pedestrian bridge provides access from the Women & Infants Center to the adjacent UAB North Pavilion Medical Center.