Timeline

"Major milestones related to the University of South Alabama and the College of Medicine ..."
Date Event
May 3, 1963 USA founded by an act of the Alabama Legislature.
June 1964 USA opens its doors to the students of Mobile County and the state of Alabama.
1965 The Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association sent representatives to USA to assess the possibilities of establishing a medical school there.
August 1969 A resolution of the Alabama Legislature supported establishment of a medical school under the auspices of the University of South Alabama.
1970 $4.5 million committed by City and County of Mobile to establish USA College of Medicine.
November 1970      Mobile General Hospital is transferred to the University.
May 1971 Dr. Robert M. Bucher named first dean of the College of Medicine. 
January 1973 The charter class of 25 students enter the College of Medicine.
April 1975 Mobile General Hospital renamed University of South Alabama Medical Center.
September 1978 The University’s first Ph.D. program — in Basic Medical Sciences — is initiated.
January 1983 USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is established.
August 1987 The former Providence Hospital is acquired by the University to house programs of the colleges of Allied Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing.
June 1990 The University acquires Doctors Hospital and Knollwood Park Hospital.
October 2001 Dedication of the USA Children’s Park, a 16-acre park at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital displaying bronze sculptures celebrating children and families.
March 2008 Plans for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital expansion approved by USA Board of Trustees.
November 2008 Dedication of the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute building, representing an investment of more than $135 million, including $75 million in construction and equipment.
November 2010 Groundbreaking on USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital expansion.
May 2013 50th Anniversary of USA’s founding and 40th anniversary of College of Medicine.
April 2016 USA Mitchell Cancer Institute breaks ground on Kilborn Clinic in Fairhope.
July 2018 SouthFlight returns to University Hospital.
August 2018 USA Medical Center renamed USA Health University Hospital.
December 2018 Ground broken on Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at USA Health University Hospital.
June 2019 Small baby unit opens at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital.