Friday, August 18, 2017

USA Lions Club Hosting Kickoff Run for Sight

In collaboration with the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, the University of South Alabama Lions Club will host the 5th annual Kickoff Run for Sight on Aug. 26, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the USA Intramural Fields.

The 5k race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate. Food, beverages and music will follow the event.

The University Lions Club, a part of Lions Clubs International, is a civic organization that supports projects focusing on diabetes and vision. The University Lions Club supports the USA Lions Eye Research Institute at the USA College of Medicine as well as other charitable activities, including sponsoring children to attend Camp Sugar Falls, which educates children who have diabetes.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the event. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

USA Welcomes Dr. Amelia Hewes

Dr. Amelia Hewes was appointed assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and serves as an obstetrician and gynecologist with USA Physicians Group.

Dr. Hewes earned her medical degree from the USA College of Medicine. She also completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at USA, were she was named best high risk obstetrics resident. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Mobile Medical Society.

Her professional interests include adolescent gynecology, high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

To make an appointment with Dr. Hewes, call (251) 415-1496.

Strada Patient Care Center Flagpole Ceremony Honors Late Paul Parker

USA Physicians Group recently held a ceremony dedicating the flagpole at the Strada Patient Care Center in honor of the late Paul Parker, project manager for the construction of the building.

Parker began initial planning for the Strada Patient Care Center early in 2014. By January of 2015, the project began construction.

During the course of construction, Parker passed away from cancer, and Patrick Duke took over as project manager.

Duke said that since Parker had always commented on the need for a flagpole at the Strada Patient Care Center, it was appropriate to dedicate the flagpole in his memory.

“I am honored to have worked with Paul Parker on the construction of the Strada Patient Care Center," Duke said. "Paul was a man of character who will be missed by the entire community, and the flagpole is a wonderful way to honor him.”

Duke and his wife Amy donated the flagpole at the Strada Patient Care Center to recognize the contribution made by Parker and the lasting, positive impact he made on those he met.

Click here to view more photos from the ceremony. For more information about the Strada Patient Care Center, click here.

Free Football Tickets, Tailgate for USA Health Employees, Volunteers

USA Health is providing complimentary tickets for every USA Health employee, volunteer and a guest to attend the USA Jaguars vs. Oklahoma State football game on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:00 p.m.

Each employee and volunteer will be eligible to receive two free game tickets and two free dinners catered by Sonny's BBQ before the game. Food will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. register for tickets by clicking here anytime between now and Aug. 30. You must pre-register for tickets by Aug. 30.

We've designed a special USA Health Game Day T-shirt for the event, and we hope you will join us in wearing one at the game. The short-sleeve shirts cost $7 and will be sold at USA Children's & Women's Hospital on Aug. 21, USA Medical Center on Aug. 23, the Medical Sciences Building on Aug. 25, and Springhill Avenue Campus on Aug. 29.

Get details about tickets, tailgating, T-shirts and parking here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

USA Neurology to Host Epilepsy Support Group

The University of South Alabama Department of Neurology will host the charter meeting of the Mobile Epilepsy Support Group on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the USA Strada Patient Care Center Conference Room.

Dr. Dean Naritoku, professor and chair of neurology at USA, will present a brief presentation about current epilepsy therapies, followed by a general question and answer session.

Refreshments will be provided. The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the USA Neurosciences Program and the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. Seating is limited; call (251) 341-0170 to RSVP.

The Strada Patient Care Center is located at 1601 Center St. For more information about the Strada Patient Care Center, click here.