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Alan Whaley named chief operating officer for USA Health

Alan Whaley, D.B.A., has been named chief operating officer for USA Health. Working in a dyad relationship with Chief Medical Officer Michael Chang, M.D., Whaley will work with leadership throughout the health system to plan and develop operational budgets and strategic initiatives that support USA Health’s mission, vision and values with well-balanced clinical, academic and research programs.

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American Heart Association recognizes University Hospital’s excellent care for heart failure patients

USA Health University Hospital has earned the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and is recognized on the AHA’s Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll. University Hospital has received the Gold Plus Quality Achievement for two consecutive years and is the first hospital in Alabama to achieve the Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Honor Roll Award recognition level.

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Surgery gives USA employee renewed passion for life

Jeremy Adcock’s life has changed dramatically. In less than a year, he has gone from a self-described couch potato taking multiple medications to a person who exercises three days a week, runs local 5K races and no longer needs diabetic medications. He has lost 86 pounds and has a new lease on life – all thanks to a vertical sleeve gastrectomy performed by Dr. William Richards with USA Health.

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Choosing strength in the face of illness

For the first nine months of his life, Laventrice Ridgeway was a happy and laid-back baby. Then one day, he started crying and would not stop. In search for answers, his grandmother took him to the emergency department where he received a diagnosis that would follow him for the rest of his life – sickle cell disease.

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