The heart team at Princeton Baptist Medical Center recently completed their 250th WATCHMAN™ procedure. The only FDA-approved implant proven to reduce stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also referred to as non-valvular AFib), the WATCHMAN offers an alternative to the lifelong use of warfarin. The implant, which is produced by Boston Scientific, is about the size of a quarter and made from light, compact materials. It fits into the left atrial appendage and is designed to permanently close it off and keep those blood clots from escaping.
Drew Honeycutt, who has started and built multiple businesses in industries including software, real estate, and construction, is the new chief executive officer for Innovation Depot.
Encompass Health Corp will award frontline employees in its 134 hospitals, 245 home health locations and 83 hospice locations with additional paid time off in recognition of their outstanding efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lee Burnett, MD has joined Urology Centers of Alabama. Barnett has been board-certified in Radiation Oncology since 2010 and holds committee appointments with the American Board of Radiology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the American College of Radiation Oncology.
The South has a deep relationship with medical mistrust. In 1932, Macon County, Alabama, became home to the "U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee" which is known as the Syphilis Experiment.
On March 12th, Citizens Baptist Hospital held a celebration to commemorate its 50th year serving Talladega area patients.
Adrienne Lahti, MD, the F. Cleveland Kinney Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, has been selected as the director of the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC).
Board-certified Internal Medicine Physician Hans Noffsinger, MD has joined the Cullman Regional Medical Group - Family Care. Noffsinger completed his medical degree at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine and completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
The Charles and Hilda Anderson family has made a $2 million gift to the UAB Division of Nephrology.
James Krell, MD has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Health Professional Volunteer of the Year by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).
Princeton Baptist Medical Center recently performed its first renal cryoablation, a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment that destroys tumors through freezing to less than -40 degrees Celsius, resulting in cell death.
The number of men who choose to enter the nursing profession continues to increase in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and the School of Nursing at UAB was recognized for its efforts in promoting male nursing students when it was named one of the 2019 Best Schools for Men in Nursing by the American Association for Men in Nursing.
Jeff Kerby, MD, PhD has been named the first state of Alabama trauma consultant by the Alabama Department of Public Health. Kerby is a trauma surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery.
Sandra Mathews Ford, MD, an affiliated physician of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, was recently honored as the 2020 Hettie Butler Terry Community Service Award recipient by the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Caroline Pate, OD, associate professor and director of Residency Programs at the UAB School of Optometry, has been named the 2019 Optometric Educator of the Year by the Alabama Optometric Association.
J.M. "Mickey" Trimm, PhD has been named Executive Director of Kolbe Clinic. He will lead the clinic's plan to expand its services from its current five locations in Alabama and Florida to a large footprint that will cover the south and midwest over the next five years.
The Medical Staff of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center recently honored five members of hospital staff with the distinguished Melissa Cole Award.
The Health Care Authority of Cullman County/ Cullman Regional Board of Directors announced today that the Alabama State Health Planning & Development Agency has approved the Certificate of Need (CON) for the $30 million expansion project announced by Cullman Regional in June of 2019.
Charles T. Carnel, MD has joined Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.
Michael Saag, MD, director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research and professor in the School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named an editor of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, also known as AIDS.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham a major research instrumentation grant of $314,912 to acquire an atomic force microscope for interdisciplinary materials research and education.