USA Health hospitals and medical offices continue to follow state guidelines limiting visitors, requiring universal masking and utilizing other safety enhancements to help ensure USA Health continues to provide a safe environment as it meets the community’s healthcare needs.
USA Health gained state approval to build a free-standing ambulatory surgery center on the Mapp Family Campus in Baldwin County. The center will be located at the southeast corner of Alabama 181 and Alabama 104, just outside of Fairhope.
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The convenience of receiving a flu vaccine without leaving your car was provided to 38 current pediatric and adult patients during a drive-through influenza clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at the USA Health Strada Patient Care Center in Midtown Mobile.
A recent discovery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine shows there is a contributor in the body that helps fight viral infections.
Breakthrough technology is providing researchers at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute a more precise understanding of how cancer cells grow.
More than 6,300 patients have been tested at USA Health’s drive-through facilities as of June 19, 2020.
USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital has started the upper Gulf Coast region’s first Cord Blood Donation Program that could help treat diseases in patients.
USA Health marked more than 2,600 tests for the virus administered to patients since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
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.
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.
The virtual visits can be for initial consultations, post-operation follow-ups, and other health needs that don’t require an in-person visit.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Adakveo and Oxbryta, two new drugs used in the treatment of sickle cell disease for both adult and pediatric patients.