Clinical Learning Environment
University Hospital, a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, is a 406-bed acute care facility, which serves as the primary teaching hospital for USA Health. It is the major referral center for southern Alabama, southern Mississippi, and portions of northwest Florida. University Hospital is a level 1 trauma center and has numerous dedicated health centers. These include the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center, Certified Heart Center, AHA/ASA Certified Stroke Center, Digestive Health Center and Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Center. Sophisticated technology in conjunction with the desire, dedication and determination of an acclaimed professional staff allows patients to receive the finest medical care available.
Children's & Women's Hospital is committed to being the foremost healthcare facility in our region for children and women. The facility is one of only a few freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated exclusively to the healthcare needs of children and women. Realizing that children have special physical and emotional needs, the hospital's pediatric care is delivered in an environment designed to reduce the anxiety associated with hospitalization. Specialized programs which help fulfill this goal include the Child Life Program, Class Act Program, the Tree House, Sibling Preparation and the USS Hope, a nautically themed outpatient diagnostic and treatment center for children with cancer.
The Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) is located in an ultra-modern, 125,000-square-foot building, featuring the most advanced research, diagnostic and treatment technology, and providing a pleasant, comfortable environment for cancer patients and their families. At MCI, many experts have joined together to attack cancer on all fronts—groundbreaking research, innovative clinical treatments, as well as a strong commitment to community awareness, outreach, early detection and prevention. This formidable combination is the core of MCI’s commitment to providing every patient, and the entire Gulf Coast region, with not only the absolute best cancer care, but also new early detection tools and new cancer treatments.
The Strada Patient Care Center (PCC) is located across the street from Children's & Women's Hospital, overlooking the USA Geri Moulton Children's Park. This location provides close access to the emergency and inpatient pediatric services at Children's & Women's Hospital. Patients with acute care needs as well as patients seeing their regular physician are served here. The facility has brought together our primary and subspecialty care programs, allowing for enhanced communication to coordinate patient care and education.