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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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Trauma Surgeon Joins USA Health

Trauma Surgeon Joins USA Health

February 5, 2021
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USA Health has added Dr. Maryann Mbaka as a trauma/critical care and burn surgeon at University Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She then completed surgery residencies at the University of…

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University Hospital Gets $4 Million For Generator System

University Hospital Gets $4 Million For Generator System

January 15, 2021
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USA Health announced receipt of a grant for approximately $4 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to purchase and install a full-load generator system at its University Hospital to ensure full electrical capacity during a power failure. The project is to take approximately 18 months to complete and includes modernizing the hospital’s entire electrical…

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Local Research By USA Health Published Nationally

Local Research By USA Health Published Nationally

January 8, 2021
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USA Health research demonstrating that a vaccine made from patients’ own tumors could extend the lives of women with late-stage ovarian cancer, particularly those without a BRCA gene mutation, has been published in the December 2020 issue of The Lancet Oncology. The work was originally presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology in March. The…

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USA Health Names Cancer Institute Director

USA Health Names Cancer Institute Director

January 8, 2021
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USA Health named Dr. Martin J. Heslin director of its Mitchell Cancer Institute, effective February 15. USA Health says, “Heslin is a renowned surgical oncologist and former associate director of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He serves as executive vice chair of the Department of Surgery and…

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Dr. Kimberly Donnellan Joins USA Health

Dr. Kimberly Donnellan Joins USA Health

January 8, 2021
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According to a recent announcement, Dr. Kimberly Donnellan will be moving her “Skin & Laser Specialists” practice to join USA Health on January 15. She will be located at the USA Mobile Diagnostic Center – University Commons on Old Shell Road. Donnellan’s clinic provides cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, laser procedures, injectables, microdermabrasions and chemical peels.

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Two Family Physicians Join USA Health

December 31, 2020
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Dr. John Houston and Dr. Jonathan Campbell recently joined USA West Mobile Primary Care and are accepting new patients. The physicians have more than 50 years of combined experience in primary care and are board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. They also “diagnose and treat a variety of acute and chronic illnesses, while…

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USA Health Researcher Collaborates to Treat Cancer

USA Health Researcher Collaborates to Treat Cancer

December 11, 2020
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Dr. Gary Piazza, professor of pharmacology at the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine and co-lead investigator, is part of a collaboration to explore a potential treatment for aggressive cancers and discovered and developed a novel RAS inhibitor class. RAS inhibitors may help treat aggressive RAS-driven cancers such as pancreatic, colon and lung…

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