The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off before and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.
The virtual visits can be for initial consultations, post-operation follow-ups, and other health needs that don’t require an in-person visit.
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According to Panacek, people might avoid going to the emergency department because they are worried about exposure to the coronavirus in a hospital setting, but he hopes to allay those fears.
USA Health marked more than 2,600 tests for the virus administered to patients since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
The University of South Alabama College of Medicine is collaborating with AltaPointe Health to offer a fellowship in addiction medicine.
As a state pediatric champion, Petty will be tasked with leading local advocacy and educational initiatives related to youth e-cigarette prevention and addiction support.
Steven Travers brings 25 years of experience in healthcare information technology to the position.
Eating healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic has its challenges. With families staying home, it’s tempting to purchase more comfort foods and snack more often, especially when anxiety is on the rise.
The physician-scientist recently joined USA Health as medical director of molecular pathology and dermatopathology. She also serves as an associate professor of pathology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
To disinfect the masks, USA Health is using the Xenex robot, which emits pulsed UV-C light to prevent the pathogens from replicating while also damaging the cell wall, essentially sterilizing masks much in the same way the sun damages skin cells.
The Vigil vaccine is a genetically engineered vaccine made from cancer cells acquired from patients during surgery.
Daniel said that the project also aims to develop a protocol for following up with patients who test positive for COVID-19 to gauge length of symptoms and any recurrence or complications over time.