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USA Health MCI Receives Patient Transportation Grant

USA Health MCI Receives Patient Transportation Grant

July 16, 2021
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The USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Cancer Society to address the transportation needs of cancer patients in Mobile and surrounding areas. The American Cancer Society community transportation grants are awarded at a local level to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations. These grants are…

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USA Health Taking Referrals For Vaccinating Homebound Residents

USA Health Taking Referrals For Vaccinating Homebound Residents

July 9, 2021
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Members of the USA Health Pandemic Response Team recently began offering vaccine injections to homebound residents who are referred by a healthcare provider at this internet portal. “Because not everyone can leave their homes to receive the shot, we are sending staff members out when requested to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine can get…

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USA Health Now Providing Gentle C-Sections

July 2, 2021
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USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital is offering a more comfortable environment for women who have scheduled a cesarean section (C-section) by providing gentle C-sections. During a gentle C-section, options provided to the patient include aromatherapy oils, music of their choice, dim lights with spotlights on the surgical area and a request for staff members…

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USA Health Appoints Director Of Women’s Services

USA Health Appoints Director Of Women’s Services

June 25, 2021
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Registered nurse Vicki Curtis has been appointed director of women’s services for USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile. In this role, Curtis will oversee departments involved with women’s health, including general obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk obstetrics, labor and delivery and mother-baby. She will also implement new programs intended to support improved patient outcomes.…

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USA Health Receives Approval On Two Big Projects

USA Health Receives Approval On Two Big Projects

June 18, 2021
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This week, USA Health gained state approval to build a freestanding ambulatory surgery center on the Mapp Family Campus in Fairhope (USA Health Expected To Break Ground On Fairhope Building This Year). The state’s Certificate of Need Review Board voted 5-0 in favor of the project, which will be located at the southeast corner of…

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State Commits More Funds to USA Health Pediatric Center

State Commits More Funds to USA Health Pediatric Center

June 11, 2021
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The State of Alabama recently committed $500,000 to the renovation and expansion of the Pediatric Emergency Center at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Mobile. This brings the state’s investment in the project to $1 million. Plans for the expansion will double the current emergency department from 9,000 to nearly 19,000 ft2 and expand…

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State Invests In USA Health’s Pediatric Emergency Center

June 4, 2021
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As part of its 2021 legislative session, the State of Alabama committed $500,000 to the renovation and expansion of the Pediatric Emergency Center at the USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital. This brings the state’s investment in it to $1 million. The project, which is being considered for approval by the state on June 16,…

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USA Health Expected To Break Ground On Fairhope Building This Year

USA Health Expected To Break Ground On Fairhope Building This Year

April 23, 2021
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USA Health plans to build its new Mapp Family Campus on the southeast corner of Alabama 181 and Alabama 104 in Fairhope beginning in late summer or early fall 2021. The first facility is expected to be a 50,000-ft2 professional office building. The three-story structure will provide offices for doctors and other medical-care providers. It…

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USA Health Has New Automated CPR Device

USA Health Has New Automated CPR Device

April 16, 2021
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USA Health University Hospital is now equipped with the LUCAS Chest Compression System, a battery-powered device that performs automated chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In the COVID-19 era, manual chest compressions on patients in cardiac arrest can be dangerous for healthcare staff performing the procedure. The LUCAS Chest Compression System delivers guideline-consistent, high-quality chest…

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USA Health Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

USA Health Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

April 9, 2021
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Dr. Kelsey McKee recently joined the plastic and reconstructive surgery team at USA Health to help increase the reconstructive opportunities for patients fighting breast cancer. McKee, who is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, grew up in southern West Virginia and attended undergraduate and medical school…

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