Baptist Union City Breaks Ground on New Medical Office Building
Union City, Tenn., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City and Baptist Medical Group (Baptist Memorial Health Care’s multispecialty physician network) broke ground on Baptist Health Center, a new medical office building on the hospital campus, on Friday.
Baptist Medical Group - The Woman’s Health Center Union City will relocate to the new facility. The medical building will measure 24,000 square feet and have space for up to three more tenants. Construction began in September 2021, and the building is projected to open in fall 2022. The project will cost an estimated $10 million.
“We are very excited to offer the people of Union City convenient access to important medical services,” said Skipper Bondurant, administrator and CEO of Baptist Union City. “This facility will house local physician practices on our hospital campus, allowing us to treat patients from one location. It also increases access to women’s health services in West Tennessee.”
Baptist Union City recently began renovating and expanding the hospital’s Women’s Center with labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms, which will allow maternity patients to stay in one room during childbirth. The expansion will also offer a new four-bed triage bay for assessment and treatment of patients.
Local contractors and sub-contractors on the medical office building project include developer Big River Designs, architect A2H and general contractor Allen Searcy Builder-Contractor Inc.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, formerly Obion County General Hospital, became affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1982. The 137-bed licensed facility is located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, just south of the Kentucky border. Medical services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, coronary intensive care, cancer treatment, a sleep disorders center, a 24-hour emergency room, telemedicine, imaging and laboratory services. The hospital also offers labor and delivery services and delivers the most babies in the area as part of the largest OB and women’s health care facility in Northwest Tennessee. With advanced medical technology and world-class care, Baptist Union City is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare from Premier Inc., the Quest Hero Award and an “A” rating for Safety from The Leapfrog Group.