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Within the 24,000-square-foot surgery center, there are six operating rooms and two spaces for procedures. Surgical specialists in pediatrics, orthopaedics, urology, general surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, podiatry, ear nose and throat, and more will care for patients there.

Published Aug 1st, 2023

By Casandra Andrews

With a focus on best meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of the upper Gulf Coast, USA Health today celebrated the opening of the Baldwin County Surgery Center on the Mapp Family Campus.

The eight-acre complex, located at 21950 Alabama 181, is also home to a three-story medical office building, where USA Health specialists and Baldwin Family Medicine providers began seeing patients in the fall of 2022.

“As the region’s only academic health system, we are excited to bring this surgery center – and the talented team working there – to Baldwin County,” said Owen Bailey, M.S.H.A., FACHE, chief executive officer of USA Health. “This much-needed facility will improve access to exceptional healthcare, and it will bring our specialists closer to the people of Baldwin County. We remain thankful to the Mapp family for their generosity and vision for expanding academic healthcare from Mobile to Baldwin County and beyond."

Within the 24,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center, that features six operating rooms and two spaces for procedures, plans call for surgeons from USA Health and the community to utilize some of the most technologically advanced surgical equipment available. Surgical specialists in pediatrics, orthopaedics, urology, general surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, podiatry, ear nose and throat, and more will care for patients at the center.

“We are proud of the partnerships our academic health system has established with community physicians on the Eastern Shore,” said John Marymont, M.D., M.B.A, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine. “This new surgery center is an example of how our successful collaborations expand access to healthcare and benefit those who live and work in Baldwin County and surrounding areas.”

The Mapp Family Campus will become another vital location for educating and training the next generation of healthcare providers, officials said, noting the additional site will assist USA Health and its academic physicians in alleviating some of the healthcare-provider shortages our region and nation face.

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

Designed to create a peaceful environment, the Mapp Family Campus has a focus on wellness, education, and nutrition, and includes water features, walking paths, and outdoor educational and gathering areas including an amphitheater. A teaching kitchen is included in the medical office building, giving patients and caregivers the opportunity to engage in healthy-eating classes with the goal of helping people lead longer, better lives.

The Alabama Certificate of Need Review Board unanimously approved the project in 2021. USA Health has been working with its partners – Surgery Partners and HHRE – and Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects and the KPS Group to design the facility. Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, is the general contractor. Concord Healthcare Development served as the project manager.

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