University Hospital

About University Hospital

USA Health University Hospital is an acute care facility serving as the major referral center for southwest Alabama, southeast Mississippi and portions of northwest Florida. We offer centers for Level I trauma, burn, stroke, cardiovascular disease and sickle cell disease. As a teaching and research facility for the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, University Hospital plays a key role in the development of new technology, treatments and training of future health care professionals. The hospital also includes outpatient care services such as cardiology, medicine and surgery.

University Hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association.

Services Offered at University Hospital

Adult Infectious Disease

Our infectious disease specialists treat patients with various disorders caused by germs. Infectious diseases include measles and chickenpox—which can be prevented by vaccines—meningitis, Lyme disease, malaria, E.coli and HIV/AIDS.

Adult Intensive Care

The intensive care unit (ICU) is, in some ways, an extensive of the trauma center. Once a trauma patient’s immediate needs have been addressed and their health is stabilized, they can be transferred to our adult ICU for further critical care.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, includes a variety of procedures to help patients lose weight and improve their overall health.

Burn Surgery

USA Health surgeons provide multiple options for repairing third-degree burns, including artificial skin.

Capsule Endoscopy

With this minimally invasive technology—also known as camera in a pill—doctors examine and diagnose disorders of the gastrointestinal tract without using sedation.

Cardio-Oncology

With this program, our cardiology team help patients undergoing cancer treatment to manage medications that can affect the heart.

Cardiology Outpatient Testing

At our outpatient testing facility, patients undergo stress tests, cardiac monitoring, Doppler testing to measure blood flow through arteries and veins, and other diagnostic procedures.

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure to search the colon and rectum for possible growths or other irregularities.

Colorectal Surgery

Includes surgical treatment of the colon, rectum and anus.

Critical Care

Our critical care team excels in treating patients with life-threatening illnesses.

Endocrine Surgery

Focuses on using surgical procedures to treat diseases of the adrenal gland, thyroid and parathyroid.

Endoscopic Ultrasound

An endoscopic ultrasound lets our clinicians look at your upper and lower digestive tract.

ENT/Otolaryngology Surgery

This surgery is performed in the head or neck area. It is commonly known as ENT—ear, nose and throat—surgery.

Epilepsy Treatment Program

Through SouthCEP, our comprehensive epilepsy program, USA Health neurologists offer diagnosis, medical management, surgery and investigative therapies to patients with epilepsy.

Esophageal Surgery for GERD

Individuals suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) typically take medication to treat negative symptoms of the disease. To actually repair the defect that causes GERD requires a surgical procedure.

Foot and Ankle Care

We treat foot and ankle conditions of all kinds including fractures, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis and conditions related to poor circulation.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Also known as GI surgery, this is an area of surgical expertise that focuses on the the gastrointestinal tract and related organs.

Interventional Cardiology

Our interventional cardiologists use advanced catheter technology to manage problems associated with heart disease.

Interventional Radiology

USA Health interventional radiologists are using state-of-the-art technology to treat patients with minimally invasive procedures that help lessen the effects of strokes.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that reduces the size of a patient’s stomach with a bypass of the lower part of the stomach.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure in which the majority of the stomach is removed, and a smaller stomach is created with the remaining tube or “sleeve.”

LINX Procedure

Patients suffering from GERD may be candidates for the LINX procedure. This treatment uses a magnetic device to treat the weak esophageal muscles that cause the disorder.

Nephrology

Our nephrologists are dedicated to caring for patients with diseases and disorders of the kidney.

Neurology

USA Health neurologists provide comprehensive care for diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons practice open surgery, minimally invasive procedures and robot-assisted techniques. We treat both adults and pediatric patients.

Nutrition Care

We help you to manage diabetes and your general health through diet and nutrition.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Orthopaedic trauma happens as the result of a severe and sudden injury to bones, muscles or ligaments. Our orthopedic traumatologists care for patients with the most severe injuries.

Parkinson's and Movement Disorders

We use a multidisciplinary approach to treat movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, tremors, dystonia, Tourette’s syndrome and restless leg syndrome.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialize in the surgical repair, replacement or reconstruction of physical defects in the body.

Pulmonology

Pulmonology is the study and treatment of lung and respiratory system disorders. USA Health offers diagnostic evaluations for patients with a wide variety of lung diseases.

Rheumatology

Rheumatologists diagnose, evaluate and treat patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis that affect joints and connective tissue.

Sickle Cell Care

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder that causes red blood cells to lose their ability to carry oxygen. We offer comprehensive sickle cell care for children and adults.

Small Bowel Endoscopy

Small bowel endoscopies can help to diagnose and treat conditions of the small intestine.

Sports Medicine

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a serious athlete, you'll find a team of orthopaedists experienced in treating and helping to prevent sports-related injuries and conditions such as stress fractures, sprains, strains and tears.

Surgical Oncology

Our expert surgeons use advance procedures to remove and lessen the impact of malignant masses and tumors.

Swallow Studies

A swallow study allows us to diagnose digestive health issues such as ulcers, tumors, swallowing disorders, polyps, GERD and hiatal hernias.

Trauma Surgery

At University Hospital's Level I trauma center our surgeons treat people with injuries resulting from traumatic events such as car accidents.

Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy

Volumetric laser endomicroscopy allows our clinicians to evaluate and diagnose conditions of the esophagus, such as Barrett's esophagus.

Wound Care

USA Health offers wound care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Neurology

USA Regional Stroke Center

The staff and response team on call at the USA Regional Stroke Center is the reason why this facility has continued to receive the highest level of achievement every year since 2008–the Gold Plus Target Stroke Honor Role Elite Plus Performance Quality Achievement Award. Our board-certified neurologists, clinicians and emergency team work collaboratively to deliver exceptional, evidence-based care in order to improve the outcomes and quality of life of stroke patients. Learn more about our Stroke Care services below.

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Burn Care

Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center

Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center is the only facility in the region providing burn care to patients from the time of their injury to recovery. The burn team is comprised of physicians specializing in burn surgery, infectious disease, plastic surgery, trauma surgery, orthopaedic surgery, psychiatry and anesthesiology. Our Burn Center research team is nationally and internationally recognized, particularly in the development of artificial skin. Team members contribute to hundreds of medical publications, making significant contributions in virtually every aspect of burn care. Learn more about our Burn Care services below.

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Trauma

Fanny Meisler Trauma Center

The trauma center at USA Health is the only Level I trauma center (prevention through recovery with advanced surgical care) in southwest Alabama, indicating the highest level of care a facility can provide. We believe that the highest level of care is the only level of care anyone would expect to receive in a life-threatening situation. No matter what day a patient arrives, we have a board-certified trauma surgeon in-house 24 hours a day. Every trauma patient who is brought in is assigned a designated trauma team composed of a trauma surgeon, emergency physician, surgical residents, trauma nurse coordinator, emergency department nurses, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapists, and an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. Learn more about our Trauma services below.

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Surgical Oncology (in-patient)

USA Health surgical oncologists in Mobile, Alabama, use the latest technology to remove tumors from patients with cancer, from common cancers to the most complex cases. Learn more about Surgical Oncology at USA Health.

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University Hospital Infusion Services at Mitchell Cancer Institute

When your oncologist recommends chemotherapy or any other treatment involving drug infusion, you'll visit Mitchell Cancer Institute for expert infusion services. One of the centerpieces of MCI is our state-of-the-art infusion suite. Designed specifically with patient needs in mind, we strive to make receiving chemotherapy convenient and comfortable.

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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

We offer a unique level of epilepsy care and treatment in part because of our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at University Hospital. The EMU allows neurologists and other epilepsy specialists to monitor patients more closely so that a more advanced diagnosis and treatment can be developed. Learn more about our Epilepsy Treatment Program.

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Cardiac Catheterization Lab

The Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Laboratories at University Hospital contain state-of-the-art equipment and provide advanced diagnostic techniques to establish the presence or absence of heart disease as well as current interventional procedures to alleviate symptoms of heart disease and improve quality of life. Learn more about cardiac catheterization at USA Health.

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Plan Your Visit to the University Hospital

If you plan to stay at University Hospital overnight for any period of time, there are some items that you should bring along with you. Consider bringing:

  • A list of your current medications: Include name, strength of your medication and the times when you take your medication; please include any over-the-counter medications and any vitamins or natural supplements
  • Important telephone numbers for family, friends and physicians who have previously treated you
  • Insurance card and personal identification
  • Pen and paper in order to write down questions for your physician or nurse
  • Robe, slippers, underwear, socks
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant
  • Dentures and denture case, if needed
  • Glasses or contact lenses, with cases, if needed
  • Reading material
  • A phone charger

We do not recommend bringing along items of value, such as expensive jewelry or large sums of money. Also, please do not bring electric shavers or hair dryers.

For more information about how to prepare for your stay at the University Hospital, you may contact us by phone at (251) 471-7000 or click here to learn more about patient registration.

If you plan to visit a patient at the University Hospital, each unit has specific visiting hours and policies. Please take a look at our Hours of Operation page for more information.

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Parking & Directions

Parking at the University Hospital is free for all patients and visitors.

2451 USA Medical Center Drive
Mobile, AL 36617
P: (251) 471-7000
F: (251) 471-1672
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Amenities at University Hospital

Our goal is to make your stay or visit with us as comfortable as possible. We offer several convenient amenities to make that happen.

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Cafeteria

The University Hospital cafeteria is located on the second floor. We offer healthy food choices using fresh fruits and vegetables at our soup, salad and sandwich bar.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop, operated by the University Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, is located on the first floor of the facility. Visit us to purchase gifts, magazines, cards, toiletries, flowers and other items.

Wi-Fi

At the University Hospital, we offer free wireless internet from anywhere inside the hospital to all of our patients and visitors.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours vary in each unit at University Hospital.

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Upcoming Events

Apr52019

USA Center for Weight Loss Surgery hosts informational seminars monthly. We welcome anyone who is considering or has had weight loss surgery.

Apr72019

Save the date, Sunday, April 7, 2019, for USA Mitchell Cancer Institute’s Hope Grows Here, a farmers market brunch locally sourced from Baldwin County growers and producers.

Apr192019

USA Center for Weight Loss Surgery hosts informational seminars monthly. We welcome anyone who is considering or has had weight loss surgery.

May22019

The Hope Cup Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Mobile Country Club in Mobile. All proceeds from the tournament, presented by Springhill Toyota, will be used to fight melanoma and other skin cancers.

May32019

USA Center for Weight Loss Surgery hosts informational seminars monthly. We welcome anyone who is considering or has had weight loss surgery.

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