|May 3, 1963
||USA founded by an act of the Alabama Legislature.
||USA opens its doors to the students of Mobile County and the state of Alabama.
||The Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association
sent representatives to USA to assess the possibilities of establishing a medical
||A resolution of the Alabama Legislature supported establishment of a medical school
under the auspices of the University of South Alabama.
||$4.5 million committed by City and County of Mobile to establish USA College of Medicine.
||Mobile General Hospital is transferred to the University.
||Dr. Robert M. Bucher named first dean of the College of Medicine.
||The charter class of 25 students enter the College of Medicine.
||Mobile General Hospital renamed University of South Alabama Medical Center.
||The University’s first Ph.D. program — in Basic Medical Sciences — is initiated.
||USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is established.
||The former Providence Hospital is acquired by the University to house programs of
the colleges of Allied Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing.
||The University acquires Doctors Hospital and Knollwood Park Hospital.
||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.
||Plans for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital expansion approved by USA Board of Trustees.
||Dedication of the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute building, representing an investment
of more than $135 million, including $75 million in construction and equipment.
||Groundbreaking on USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital expansion.
||50th Anniversary of USA’s founding and 40th anniversary of College of Medicine.
||USA Mitchell Cancer Institute breaks ground on Kilborn Clinic in Fairhope.
||SouthFlight returns to University Hospital.
||USA Medical Center renamed USA Health University Hospital.
||Ground broken on Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at USA Health University Hospital.
||Small baby unit opens at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital.