Richard Rieske, M.D., a surgery resident and postdoctoral research fellow in the University of South Alabama department of surgery, recently won the American College of Surgeons Regional Resident Paper Competition for Region 4.
Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at University Hospital
Trauma is accidental or intentional injuries that lead to life threatening situations. The more experienced the healthcare facility, the better a trauma patient's chances of survival. In fact, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma suggests that this level of experience can be obtained by treating 600-1,000 trauma patients each year. We see more than 1,400 trauma patients per year at USA Health's Trauma Center.
The Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at University Hospital is the first, and the only, in south Alabama to earn level I status. Here, we utilize resources from all medical specialties to meet the special needs of a seriously injured patient at a moment's notice. Only level I trauma centers can offer comprehensive emergency care, including necessary life-saving interventions, prevention, advanced surgical care and rehabilitation.
As construction continues on the expansion of our Fanny Meisler Trauma Center, there are some changes on how you access the USA Health University Hospital emergency department. The drop off for the patient entrance will remain under the portico/ambulance drop off and all patient emergency parking has moved to the main lot. We also now have valet parking at the main hospital lobby Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Construction will be completed in summer 2020.