Inpatient Hospice Unit at
Shelby Baptist Medical Center
224 1st St N, Suite 250
Our VITAS inpatient unit is located on the third floor of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.
The inpatient unit has enough space for eight patients, each in a private room. We’ve created a brand new, home-like environment for our patients and their families, including these shared spaces:
- Family room
- Children’s play area
- Outdoor garden
Families can visit their loved ones 24 hours a day, 7 days by using key-card access. Parking is free.
VITAS Inpatient Units
Our inpatient units are helpful to patients when they need care beyond what can be provided at home. We provide the necessary and appropriate care so the patient can return home as soon as possible.
Our professional, interdisciplinary team makes sure that each patient and family member gets individualized, round-the-clock care. VITAS hospice professionals—nurses, physician, social worker, chaplain, and volunteers—manage pain and other symptoms of the life-limiting illness while enhancing the quality of life for the patient and family.
We have discovered that a quiet environment helps to reduce stress at this time of life. Each room has been designed with your comfort in mind. Homemade goodies along with coffee and tea are available throughout the day in our kitchen, and the family room is a comfortable place for discussions or a brief rest.
VITAS is Here for You
We know that a medical crisis has brought you to the VITAS inpatient hospice unit. Our goal is to support you and your loved one through this difficult time.
We encourage you to ask any of our unit staff whatever questions you may have. And, to individualize your loved one’s care, we ask that you share any information you believe is relevant.