Infirmary Health

Saraland Athletic Trainer Awarded Statewide Award

May 10, 2024
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Anna Szymanski, an athletic trainer with Infirmary Health’s sports medicine program who works with Saraland City Schools, was recently awarded the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association Life Saver Award for her role in an event at Saraland High School in 2023. The award, created in 2024, is given to an athletic trainer who has represented the…

Infirmary Health Donates $100,000 To Local Charities

May 3, 2024
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 For the 12th consecutive year, Infirmary Health has committed an excess of $100,000 to charitable organizations in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Through the health system’s iHelp program, Infirmary Health made donations to more than 40 organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, 100 Black Men of Mobile, Drug Education Council, Big Brothers Big…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kicks Off Partnership

April 19, 2024
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Gulf Coasts is celebrating its match of Big Brother Arthur and Little Brother Jayce at Fairhope West Elementary. This officially begins the nonprofit’s partnership with Infirmary Health’s Thomas Hospital in Baldwin County. Infirmary Health has served as a Corporate Big Partner for more than a decade, a partnership…

Infirmary Health Completes 300th AFIB Case Using Watchman FLX

March 15, 2024
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Infirmary Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI) completed its 300th case utilizing the latest-generation Watchman FLX Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Device. Dr. Mina Jacob, an interventional cardiologist with Diagnostic & Medical Clinic, successfully completed the 300th case at Mobile Infirmary. The Watchman FLX is an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners for…

Infirmary Health/Gulf Orthopaedics First To Offer Intracept Procedure

Infirmary Health/Gulf Orthopaedics First To Offer Intracept Procedure

January 5, 2024
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Infirmary Health is now offering a new treatment for chronic back pain with the Intracept procedure. It said that Dr. Leslie Rush, a pain management physician with Gulf Orthopaedics, performed the first Intracept procedure in the Gulf Coast Region at Infirmary Health’s Daphne Surgery Center. Intracept is a minimally invasive procedure that targets a specific…

Rehabilitation Specialist Steffens Joins Infirmary Health

Rehabilitation Specialist Steffens Joins Infirmary Health

December 15, 2023
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Dr. Ashley B. Steffens has joined Infirmary Health Rehabilitation Specialists after completing her residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital. Steffens specializes in treating patients with physical and cognitive disabilities caused by injuries. Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use a range of treatments such as physical therapy, medication and injections to address a…

Infirmary Health Now Performing Ross Procedure

Infirmary Health Now Performing Ross Procedure

September 8, 2023
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Two of Infirmary Health’s cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Kareem Bedeir and Dr. Peter Pluscht, III, are the only surgeons along the Gulf Coast performing pulmonary artery autograft replacement of the aortic valve. Commonly known as the “Ross Procedure,” this is a unique alternative to traditional valve replacement operations. The physicians perform the procedure at Mobile Infirmary…

Infirmary Health Performs First-On-The-Gulf AFib Procedure

Infirmary Health Performs First-On-The-Gulf AFib Procedure

July 21, 2023
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Infirmary Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute is now providing advanced treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib) with the Optrell Mapping Catheter with TRUEref Technology from Biosense Webster. Dr. Andin Mullis, a cardiac electrophysiologist, performed the first Optrell catheter procedure across the Gulf Coast Region at Mobile Infirmary. This technology delivers high-resolution directional mapping of arrhythmias in…

Saraland Physical Therapy Joins Infirmary Health

Saraland Physical Therapy Joins Infirmary Health

July 14, 2023
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Saraland Physical Therapy has joined Infirmary Therapy Services as a part of Infirmary Health. Infirmary Therapy Services offers nine outpatient physical therapy clinics in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Patients of Saraland Physical Therapy and Infirmary Therapy Services’ existing Saraland clinic will receive physical and occupational therapy at the new facility. Through the community’s support, the…

Infirmary Health Performs Region’s First Aortic Repair Procedure

Infirmary Health Performs Region’s First Aortic Repair Procedure

March 24, 2023
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Infirmary Health’s Heart & Vascular Institute performed a branched thoracic endovascular aortic repair utilizing the GORE TAG Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE). This is the first procedure of its kind along the Greater Gulf Coast, from Jacksonville to New Orleans. The procedure was performed by Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates physicians Dr. Cullen McCarthy, vascular surgeon,…

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