USA Health

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USA Health is the most comprehensive healthcare organization on the Alabama Gulf Coast, employing 3,800 employees. As an academic health system, USA Health provides advanced and innovative patient care through its University hospitals and clinics, as well as first-class training experiences for the next generation of healthcare providers and scientists. In doing so, USA Health has a significant positive impact on the quality of life for all residents across the Gulf Coast.

Care and Treatment

University Hospital is on the front line in delivering nationally recognized quality care to the area’s most critically ill patients, with the region’s only Level I trauma center and a burn center that provides care from injury to recovery. The life-saving care that stroke and heart patients receive has been recognized year after year by the American Heart Association. The Hospital also plays a key role in the education of tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, each year training hundreds of future professionals from the colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, among a 
handful of freestanding hospitals in the United States devoted exclusively to the care of children and women, offers the region’s most advanced neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care units. The hospital delivers nearly 3,000 babies each year and specializes in high-risk OB/GYN patients. Hospital staff offer a variety of innovative programs for hospitalized children, teens and their families to meet their developmental, educational, social and emotional needs.

Combining cutting-edge research with advanced care, the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute fights cancer from the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside. With more than 40 clinical trials and 50,000 annual patient visits, MCI is the only academic-based cancer research and treatment facility on the Gulf Coast. In July 2017, MCI opened the Kilborn Clinic in Fairhope, Ala., an 11,000-square-foot space that includes exam rooms, cancer treatment areas and physicians’ offices.

USA Physicians Group includes nearly 200 physicians and provides more than 190,000 patient visits each year. It is the region’s largest multispecialty practice and the only academic physicians group on the Gulf Coast. Physicians are on faculty at the USA College of Medicine, and the majority of USA Health clinics are now located in the new Judith Susan and Samuel Joseph Strada Patient Care Center, which contains 153 patient exam rooms, 16 nurses stations and seven educational conference rooms. The 133,000-square-foot building houses clinics for pediatrics, neurosciences, surgical specialties, obstetrics & gynecology, orthopaedics and therapy services, as well as a breast and mammography center.

The on-campus Student Health Center is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses dedicated to providing quality medical and educational services to the entire student body.


Residents of the Gulf Coast are healthier thanks to the USA College of Medicine. During its history, the college has supplied one-third of the physicians in the Mobile area. The only academic health center along the Gulf Coast, the college enrolls 74 medical students each year, selected from more than 1,100 applicants, and provides graduate medical education training to more than 240 residents and fellows. A doctoral program in basic medical sciences can open doors to academic careers in universities or medical institutions, or to research or administrative positions in government, non-profit or industry settings.