August 26, 2010
Ownership of UAB Highlands to transfer to UAB HospitalWritten by Reporter Staff
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees authorized the UAB Health System to dissolve UAB Highlands’ governing authority and transfer its ownership to UAB Hospital. Ease of operations and better efficiencies in management oversight and administration are the main benefits of consolidating the facilities. Consolidation also allows UAB Highlands to be reimbursed at the same rate as UAB Hospital. Filing administrative paperwork to complete the consolidation will take approximately two to three months.