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USA Health Mapp Family Campus earns beautification award from City of Fairhope

Surrounded by young magnolias and other native plants, the Mapp Family Campus is home to Baldwin Family Medicine and USA Health specialty care providers, plus the Baldwin County Surgery Center.

Published May 21st, 2024

Citing its unique architectural structure, planting landscape and design, USA Health’s Mapp Family Campus recently was honored with a beautification award from the City of Fairhope Tree Committee.

Known for its crepe-myrtle-lined corridors and picturesque hardwoods dotting downtown, Fairhope is celebrating 40 years as a member of Tree City, USA. The Mapp Family Campus beautification award was given during Arbor Day festivities recently held in the Baldwin County community.

Fairhope Mayor Sherry Sullivan met with USA Health officials to thank them for their work to create a beautiful place for patients to visit and community members to gather. “It is exciting to honor an organization that takes pride in Fairhope and reflects that in their architectural and landscape design,” Sullivan said.

Surrounded by young magnolias and other native plants, the Mapp Family Campus is home to Baldwin Family Medicine and USA Health specialty care providers, plus the Baldwin County Surgery Center, where community physicians perform outpatient procedures, allowing patients and their families to stay close to home.

“We are honored to be recognized by a city known for the pride it takes in maintaining its natural beauty,” said Owen Bailey, MSHA, FACHE, USA Health chief executive officer and senior associate vice president for medical affairs. “This award would not have been possible without the talents and expertise of our architectural firm and landscape architect. We are incredibly grateful for their outstanding work and commitment to the project.”

Fairhope-based Walcott Adams Verneuille Architecture served as the architectural firm for the project while landscape architect Joe Comer, with Espalier Landscape Architecture, was responsible for the design and plantings that now surround the Mapp Family Campus. Civil engineering services were provided by Larry Smith and Jonathan McGehee of S.E. Civil Engineering.

“It’s really a blessing to be able to come to work — and see patients — in such a beautiful setting every day,” said Ben Schrubbe, M.D. “We’re grateful to the Fairhope Tree Committee for recognizing the effort that went into designing the building and then creating a landscaping plan that incorporates such a variety of native plants, flowers and trees along the property.”

Designed to create a peaceful environment, the campus includes multiple water features, walking paths, and outdoor educational and gathering areas. Located at the southeast corner of state highways 181 and 104 in Fairhope, the three-story structure also has become a spot where community members gather. A teaching kitchen allows providers and guests to engage patients in healthy-eating classes, with the goal of helping people lead longer, better lives.

Louis and Melinda Mapp donated nearly 8 acres of land for the campus, and the University of South Alabama named the campus in their honor. The Mapps are long-time supporters of USA Health and are volunteers at University Hospital and Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

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