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Earlier today Cullman Regional Medical Center CEO, James Clements announced that CRMC is requesting permission form the State of Alabama to build the first freestanding emergency department in North Alabama. The facility will be located in the Hartselle Health Park on Highway 31 North.

The Health Park has seen nearly 14,000 patients since it opened the doors in 2021, more than half were urgent care patients.

Cullman Regional recognizes an unmet healthcare need in Hartselle for local emergency care and is ready to meet that need.

The announcement was made this morning at a press conference at Hartselle Health Park.

Concern for lack of emergency care has been on the minds of many in Hartselle and the surrounding communities since the closure of Hartselle Medical Center by Capella in 2012.

This decision by CRMC to build a freestanding emergency department is also supported and welcomed by the administration of the City of Hartselle, the Mayor and City Council also.

This is great news for all citizens in Hartselle and our sister communities, many times minutes make a difference in life or death, long term survival and recovery for those needing immediate care.