In 2022, USA Health became the only health system in Alabama and the upper Gulf Coast region to achieve accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer.
“The addition of these four ORs and hybrid OR suite will dramatically expand our ability to perform the most complex tertiary surgical procedures while also caring for our trauma patients.”
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Our health system treats children with cancer using a multidisciplinary approach that includes board-certified physicians, advanced practice providers, therapists, nurses, and child life specialists, among others, who focus on caring for patients and supporting their families through a journey that can span several years.
The endowment will provide funding for cardiovascular research and scholarly activities that promote the educational research missions of the Whiddon College of Medicine, the Department of Internal Medicine, and the division of cardiology.
Lakkis will bring a well-rounded background in teaching, practice, research and leadership to the internal medicine department.
William A. Cutchen, M.D., recently completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
This research has the potential to cast light on mechanisms underlying the long-term health problems faced by patients' post-recovery from intensive care unit stays.
Pediatrician Cindy Sheets “was enthralled by the proven notion that reading aloud with children helps brain development, builds family bonds, and creates a healthy environment for children to grow in."
The women’s services team at the hospital, with support from University of South Alabama colleagues, has launched a variety of projects to raise awareness and help save the lives of those most impacted by maternal health disparities.
USA Health providers described the move as uniting the common missions of both organizations and advancing them through an integrated healthcare delivery model.
The latest MRI technology offers better quality and allows for a more accurate diagnosis. It also can reduce scan times compared to older machines, which will allow up to 30% more children to receive needed scans daily.
Advisory councils such as the one at Children’s & Women’s Hospital promote effective and respectful partnerships among patients, families, and clinical staff members, while increasing understanding and cooperation among those groups.
“This goes to show that our team is engaged with our regional academic community to provide subspecialized care to the people of the Gulf Coast,” said USA Health urologist Christopher Keel, D.O., interim chair of urology.