Amod Amritphale, M.D., the director of cardiovascular research and an interventional cardiologist at USA Health, used computer algorithms to learn more about patients who suffered a stroke.
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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USA Health University Hospital now is equipped with the LUCAS Chest Compression System, a battery-powered device that performs automated chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
vNOTES is an innovative technique that inserts a device through the vagina to perform common procedures such as hysterectomies. The technique is used to replace laparoscopic surgery, an operation performed using small incisions through the abdomen or pelvis.
Calling on USA Health colleagues in information technology, quality management, family medicine and other departments, a small group quickly launch a COVID-19 testing operation in just 48 hours.
Gary Piazza, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the USA College of Medicine and co-lead investigator, discovered and developed a novel RAS inhibitor class.
As the opioid crisis continues to impact communities across the world, a physician-scientist at USA Health has been named the principal investigator of an international phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety of a drug for babies born with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome.
The virtual visits can be for initial consultations, post-operation follow-ups, and other health needs that don’t require an in-person visit.
A system now in place at USA Health hospitals gives the USA Health Transfer Center a bird’s-eye view of patient traffic flow with the goal of managing bed capacity more efficiently to provide critical services to the region.
The USA Health pediatric surgery program is the only provider of cryoneurablation for pectus excavatum in the region and one of only a few hospitals in the country that use the procedure.
USA Health University Urology now offers a minimally invasive procedure – mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mini PCNL) – for the treatment of kidney stones.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital officially opened a small baby unit where infants born at 28 weeks gestation or sooner and who weigh 1000 grams or less (2.2 pounds) receive specialized care.
African-American patients with advanced ovarian cancer were found to have a pre-existing immune response linked to worse survival rates compared with their white counterparts, according to research led by Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi, a gynecologic oncologist and interim director of the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute.