The University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital is committed to being the foremost healthcare facility in our region for children and women. The facility is one of only a few freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated exclusively to the healthcare needs of children and women. Realizing that children have special physical and emotional needs, the hospital's pediatric care is delivered in an environment designed to reduce the anxiety associated with hospitalization. USA Children's and Women's Hospital provides an excellent learning environment for rotations in the NICU, PICU, wards, ER, and the inpatient portion of subspecialty electives.
Specialized programs are designed to help fulfill this goal, including Child Life Program, Class Act Program, the Tree House, Sibling Preparation and the USS Hope, a nautically themed out-patient diagnostic and treatment center for children with cancer.
Children's Medical Center
Residency training in ambulatory pediatrics is accomplished at the Children's Medical Center, located at the USA Springhill Avenue campus. This location provides close access to the emergency and inpatient pediatric services at Children's and Women's Hospital. The 23 examination rooms for patients are available for resident and faculty continuity clinics and general pediatric clinics. The Children's Medical Center is staffed and administered by the Department of Pediatrics.
Children's Specialty Center
This facility is one of two ambulatory centers for pediatric subspecialty and team clinics. It has a large physician work area which facilities resident-faculty discussion and teaching. This center is located at the USA Springhill Avenue Campus near USA Children's and Women's Hospital. Current specialty clinics include: Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Adolescent Medicine.
Pediatric Disease Management Center
This facility is another ambulatory center for pediatric subspecialty and team clinics. It has large physician work areas which facilities resident-faculty discussion and teaching and houses a variety of multi-disciplinary staff that assist in providing quality care to children with chronic conditions with an emphasis on improving long-term health. This center is located across the street from USA Children's and Women's Hospital. Current specialty clinics include: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and Genetics.