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A helicopter approaches the Emergency Department at USA Health University Hospital.

Emergency Medicine

USA Health offers the region's only Level I trauma center.

About Emergency Medicine

We treat patients throughout the upper Gulf Coast at four locations, including University Hospital's Emergency Department and the Fanny Meisler Trauma Center. Traumas are usually accidental or intentional injuries that lead to life-threatening situations. Persons suffering injuries in automobile accidents, from gunshot wounds or stabbings, or in fires are transported to the Trauma Center, where a dedicated staff of emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, and other specially trained clinical staff stand ready to treat their injuries.

Patients experiencing major illnesses and emergencies are treated by our emergency medicine team. Using the most advanced technology, they are trained to take care of cardiac, orthopaedic, stroke, and other emergencies.

Whiddon College of Medicine

Our physicians are also educators at the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. Visit the Department of Emergency Medicine to learn about its academic mission and residency program.

USA Health University Hospital re-certified as Level I trauma center 

University Hospital

USA Health University Hospital is an acute care facility serving as the major referral center for southwest Alabama, southeast Mississippi and portions of northwest Florida. We offer centers for Level I trauma, burn, stroke, cardiovascular disease and sickle cell disease. As a teaching and research facility for the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, University Hospital plays a key role in the development of new technology, treatments and training of future healthcare professionals. 

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Exterior photo of the Pediatric Emergency Center at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital

Children's & Women's Hospital

Uniquely designed for patients ages 18 and under, the Pediatric Emergency Center at Children’s & Women’s Hospital is the region’s only healthcare facility dedicated to caring for sick and injured children 24 hours a day, every day. The newly expanded center opened in spring 2024 and is nearly 19,000 square feet, more than double the size of the former emergency department. It has achieved 100% compliance with the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program's National Pediatric Readiness Project. The assessment tool empowers emergency departments to improve their capability to provide high-quality care for children, also known as being “pediatric ready."

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Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

The Emergency Department at USA Health Providence Hospital provides emergency care, including a Level III trauma center, to residents of west Mobile. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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USA Health Freestanding Emergency Department

Freestanding Emergency Department

The USA Health Freestanding Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art facility that provides people who live and work in west Mobile convenient, 24/7 access to the most-advanced emergency and diagnostic care available in the region. Led by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, patient care is supported by significant imaging capabilities, including a CT scanner, an MRI, mammography, X-ray and ultrasound.

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Emergency Medicine Providers

The USA Health emergency medicine team is specially trained to care for everyone in emergency situations.

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Upcoming Events


The MCI Par 3 Golf Tournament hosted by Lexus of Mobile benefits the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Join us Thursday, May 2, at Magnolia Grove. Tee-off is at 1 p.m., and all tournament players are invited to attend the post-tournament awards presentations and reception. Prizes will be awarded at every hole!


Providence Foundation’s annual Charity Golf Classic takes place in September at Lakewood Golf Club.


The 17th Annual GO Run 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2024.


Our calendar lists special events and regularly scheduled classes separately. To display a list of upcoming classes, select the "Classes" option above or visit Events, Classes and Support Groups at USA Health.

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