St. Vincent's Health System plans to open a new location in Trussville that will house outpatient services including diagnostics, a primary care practice, after hours/urgent care, wellness services and physical therapy, along with a number of specialist physician practices.
Kassouf & Co., P.C. has been selected as one of the nation's 50 "2016 Best of the Best Accounting Firms" by Inside Public Accounting. Kassouf & Co. is the only Alabama firm selected for this honor.
Neeysa Biddle is retiring as Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare and CEO of St. Vincent's Health System (STVHS), effective June 30. She will continue working with Ascension's newly created Consulting Network, LLC.
New data from the National Science Foundation shows UAB ranked No.18 nationally among public universities and No. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015, with more than $328.5 million in expenditures. UAB's total research expenditures exceeded $516 million in 2015, ranking the institution No. 25 among public universities and No. 41 overall nationally.
The Medical Association of the State of Alabama applauds the nomination of U.S. Rep. Tom Price for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Christopher S. Brown, PhD, former vice president of Research for the University of North Carolina System, has been named vice president of Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
CEO Jay Grinney retired from HealthSouth at the end of 2016. Executive Vice President and COO Mark Tarr has succeeded Grinney.
DCH Regional Medical Center has a new, less invasive procedure for diagnosing lung cancer and other lung conditions.
Andrew Miller, MD, FACC has been selected as the next Chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors. With a mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health, the American College of Cardiology has over 52,000 members from around the world.
Jimmie Dotson, Jr., MD, FACC has joined the Grandview Medical staff. Dotson, who specializes in Interventional Cardiology, has joined Alabama Cardiovascular Group. He is Board Certified in Cardiology.
St. Vincent's Health System is now the first and only health system in the nation to hold the highest Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care accreditations in all three of its areas. The accreditation is based on meeting and exceeding stringent quality and outcome cardiovascular measures.
Walker Baptist Medical Center has introduced a new solution for prostate cancer detection with advanced MR/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsies.
In addition to being the first and only practice in Alabama to use Venaseal technology, Birmingham Heart Clinic (BHC')'s Vein Center was recently named a Center of Excellence for the closure system. BHC is now being utilized as a training site for professionals from several states.
TekLinks has acquired Nashville-based Guidant Partners, an IT planning and management firm that provides IT infrastructure service.
The St. Vincent's East Cancer Treatment recently installed the new Varian TrueBeamTM Radiotherapy System, which is the latest cancer-fighting technology available.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has selected nine medical students to receive a Blue Cross-funded scholarship to the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in Dothan, Alabama.
Cullman Regional has been recognized as a High-Performing Hospital in Heart Failure by U.S. News & World Report.
After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordered Golden Living to close their Trussville location at the end of 2015, ProHealth Group assumed control of the facility and renamed it Trussville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's Blue Advantage PPO Plan, a Medicare Advantage Plan, is still the only statewide plan in Alabama to receive a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the second consecutive year Blue Cross has received this recognition.
Citizens Baptist Medical Center has appointed Doug Brewer as the new chief executive officer (CEO).
Pankaj Dangle, MD has joined Children's of Alabama as a pediatric urologist and has recently performed the first robotic pediatric urologic surgery in the state.
The Medical Association of Alabama and the American Medical Association partnered in the development and release of a toolbox of data, education and other resources to aid physicians in their fight against Alabama's epidemic of prescription drug misuse. This toolbox is part of the MASA's continuing efforts to reverse this epidemic.
Taylor Hammonds, a teenage volunteer at Citizens Baptist Medical Center, was recently awarded the top honor for teenage volunteers by the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA). Each year, the Association selects one volunteer from the nominations submitted by hospitals to receive the award, an award that is based on outstanding service not only at the hospital, but also within the local community.
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