Trauma

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 the USA Health Trauma Center on the campus of University Hospital. 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 such as broken bones, cuts and concussions are typically treated by our emergency medicine team. Using the most advanced technology, they are trained to take care of cardiac, orthopaedic, stroke and other emergencies.

USA College of Medicine

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

University Hospital

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. The hospital also includes outpatient care services such as cardiology, medicine and surgery.

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Emergency Medicine Providers

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

Recent News

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COM faculty member helps pass law

Working with local police and legislators, USA College of Medicine Trauma Surgeon Dr. Jon Simmons and his team were able to push for a new law enacted in September that requires all hospitals in Alabama to report gunshot wounds to law enforcement.

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USA Health neurologist to present at National Neuromuscular Review

Bassam Bassam, M.D., director of the neuromuscular program at USA Health and professor of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, is the invited speaker at the University of Kansas Medical Center Neuromuscular Review Course to be held in Orange Beach, Alabama, on Oct. 5.

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Upcoming Events

Oct182019

The threat of high winds and possible flooding has forced us to cancel this year's Trick or Trot 5K and Fun Run. Runners can still claim race packets and T-shirts next week during regular business hours at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. We'll also have T-shirts for sale. Thanks to all of our sponsors, runners, families and supporters!

Oct202019

We invite all graduates of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and their families to come and spend an afternoon reuniting with their former caregivers and fellow NICU families in our courtyard.

Oct252019

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Health Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available. The USA Faculty Club is located at 6348 Fincher Road on the University of South Alabama's main campus.

Nov12019

Sign up for free car seat safety checks at Children's & Women's Hospital. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety of your child.

Nov12019

USA Center for Weight Loss Surgery hosts informational seminars monthly. These seminars last one hour, and we welcome anyone who is considering or has had weight loss surgery.

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