UAB Hospital is a major center for clinical research and the home of some of the top medical programs in America. Our faculty physicians, nursing staff, and support personnel are committed to providing world-class care to every patient.
The centerpiece of UAB’s clinical enterprise, UAB Hospital is located in Birmingham’s Medical District. In the midst of UAB’s major research centers and clinics, the 1,157-licensed-bed hospital is among the 20 largest and best equipped in the nation. We provide patients with a complete range of primary and specialty care services and the most up-to-date treatments and innovations in health care. Here you will receive tomorrow’s medicine today for both routine and complex diagnoses. As a major center for clinical research, you may be offered treatments at UAB Hospital that are unavailable elsewhere in the area.
Your care and comfort are our goals at UAB Hospital. You have available a powerful Wi-Fi, meals and snacks that patients may order from a room-service menu at any time of the day, a full-service food court, and other snacking, coffee, pastry, and sandwich shop options. Dialing *55 from any hospital telephone reaches someone who can help with any issue a patient or family member may have.
UAB physicians are acknowledged leaders in their specialty fields. They collaborate across disciplines to reach and complete the best personalized treatment plan for each patient, drawing on the vast academic and research resources of UAB to treat even the most difficult cases. Among them is the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB, the only one in a five-state region. The hospital also participates in the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Research Center, and all inpatients are checked for glucose abnormalities through the hospital’s innovative Glycemic Control Program. Our highly recognized Neurosciences, Heart/Vascular, Critical Care, and other services also offer the benefit of evidence-based medicine.
Backed by the resources of a “Most Wired” hospital as designated by Wired magazine, your care is carefully coordinated so everyone is on the same page when caring for you, from admission to hospital discharge and beyond. You also have the benefit of our highly trained and caring nursing staff as indicated by our consecutive designations as a Magnet Hospital.