Thursday, October 25, 2018

Med School Café - Expert Advice for the Community

Dr. William Richards, professor and chair of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and director of the USA Surgical Weight Loss Center, and Dr. John Hunter, assistant professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine and a colorectal surgeon with USA Health,  presented October's Med School Café lecture, "Robotic Hernia Repair."

During the talk, they discussed abdominal wall and inguinal hernias – how they occur, what can be done to fix them, and what to expect after a repair. They also discussed new robotic surgery techniques at USA as they apply to hernia repair and how they improve the patient experience and outcomes.

Watch October Med School Café - Robotic Hernia Repair on YouTube or below.

Register Now for CME Credit

The Office of Continuing Medical Education is hosting two upcoming opportunities for CME credit.

2nd Annual Evidence Based Symposium: "EBP – Transforming Healthcare"
Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the USA Student Center
Registration fee: $25

2nd Annual Conference on Ethics and Opioids 
Friday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the USA Student Center
Registration Fee: $50

View the CME course schedule for more information and to register.

USA Health Honors Employees at Game Day 2018

USA Health showed appreciation to its employees at the USA Jaguars vs. Troy University football game on Oct. 23, 2018.

Each USA Health employee and volunteer who registered for the event received two complimentary tickets to the game. Prior to the game, guests enjoyed a tailgate dinner provided by Sonny’s BBQ.

USA Health employees were selected to walk onto the field during the game to be recognized: Veronica Hudson, Children's & Women's Hospital; Shaeneka Livingston, Mitchell Cancer Institute; Cindy Nelson, Mitchell Cancer Institute; Michael Owen, Children's & Women's Hospital; Emily Reeves, College of Medicine; Shelia Ross, University Hospital; Dr. Troy Stevens, College of Medicine; Kenya Turner, Physicians Group; and Charlie Ward, University Hospital.

Check out highlights from USA Health Game Day in the video above, and click here to view more photos from the event.