The Westphals traveled to Gulf Shores, Ala., in early September for what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation at the beach with their families. The getaway went awry when their 6-month-old baby developed a life-threatening condition that required immediate emergency treatment.
About Pediatrics Complex Care Clinic
Children with medical complexity are a growing population, as more infants and children are surviving with congenital anomalies, genetic syndromes, and other medical conditions that previously would have been fatal in the first year of life. Early identification of disease, advancement in treatment modalities, and improvement in neonatal care have resulted in higher survival rates.
The USA Pediatrics Complex Care Clinic has received recognition as Alabama’s primary site for the Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network to Advance Care for Children with Medical Complexity, a national quality improvement project with the purpose of improving the quality of life for children with medical complexity, the well-being of their families, and the cost-effectiveness of their care.
USA College of Medicine
Our physicians are also educators in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Visit the Department of Pediatrics to learn about its academic mission and residency program.