UAB has added 28,600 square feet of clinical space with expansion into the John N. Whitaker Building, which sits just east of the Kirklin Clinic parking deck. The new facility, called the Whitaker Clinic at UAB Hospital, houses primary care, dermatology, podiatry and rheumatology clinics.
After the UAB Health System administrative group moved from the Whitaker Building to the new UAB Medicine Avondale Business Center, UAB undertook a $10.8 renovation to transform the building into an advanced clinical space.
The renovation includes 80 exam rooms, waiting areas, a laboratory, digital X-ray, and a convenient injection area for flu shots or other basic inoculations.
The clinics employ the care team model, which includes a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, nurses, and other medical staff who form groups of primary care staff members with collective responsibility for a set of patients.
Renovations will begin in the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital later this year to reconfigure space there for additional growth.