UAB Highlands Hospital is a 219 bed facility acquired by the UAB Health System April 1, 2006. Located in the Medical Center District of Birmingham, UAB Highlands is an excellent location for those living and working in Southside or downtown and offers easy parking and access to an outstanding medical staff. The facility offers Orthopaedic, Plastic, Ophthalmology, ENT, GYN Oncology, Urology, Oral and General Surgery as well as Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary and GI services. Many of the services are provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis by university physicians.

The Hospital Radiology Department serves inpatient, outpatient and emergency department patients. The hospital department currently has GE R&F rooms, one GE Lightspeed CT scanner, Cardiac Cath/Special Procedures combination suite, GE Logic 700 Ultrasound, ADAC Forte Nuclear Medicine and Siemens Sonata 1.5T MRI.

The Hospital also offers radiography services within the UAB Orthopaedic clinic. In the Clinic there are two GE Definium 8000 digital radiography systems and two general radiology rooms with Fuji CR.

Both departments are connected to the UAB PACS system thus allowing interpretation from all designated locations within the UAB Health System. Images are distributed throughout the Health System through the use of Philips iSite.

UAB Highlands is also the site for the state's only Gamma Knife treatment center and the state's only Acute Care for the Elderly nursing unit.

With the recent transition of nearly all elective UAB Orthopaedics to UAB Highlands and the newly initiated Geriatric Fracture Care program, both radiology and hospital volume are anticipated to increase over the upcoming months. Current total volumes are averaging approximately 2,200 procedures per month.

For more information, please visit the UAB Highlands.