Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mark Your Calendar: Pediatric Resident Research Day

The USA Health Pediatric Resident Research Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Strada Patient Care Center in the first-floor conference room.

At the event, senior residents in the pediatrics residency program will present their scholarly work to fellow residents, faculty and students. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact LaTasha Williams at or (251) 415-1087.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Heather Crisler named April Employee of the Month

Colleagues congratulate Heather Crisler, center, on her Employee of the Month Award. 
Heather Crisler, a billing/ insurance clerk in the department of maternal-fetal medicine, has been awarded the USA Health Physicians Group Employee of the Month Award for April.

Crisler has worked at USA Health for almost three years. During this time, she has gone above and beyond to create a positive work environment.

Heather Crisler, left, is surprised by Kimberly Hale, Stacey
Wagner and Marion Long.
“She works well with all of the staff including the physicians and has gained the respect from all in getting the job done,” said Marion Long, a clinal nurse in maternal-fetal medicine who nominated Crisler for the honor. “Heather has always been our go-to person. She gets whatever done without worry with a good attitude. She has taken on tasks that were not required of her but did them to help ease the concern.”

Crisler is not only professional and a great communicator, she has an astounding ability to work and connect with people. Long added, “Heather has been a valuable asset to our group, and her sense of humor has kept us smiling. I feel this recognition is much deserved.”

The USA Health Physicians Group Employee of the Month Award recognizes employees who exhibit exceptional customer service, compassionate patient care, teamwork, and a willingness to go above and beyond their professional duties. To nominate an employee, fill out the USA Health Physicians Group Employee of the Month Nomination Form.

Pediatric Grand Rounds set for April 19

Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley, the Derrol Dawkins MD Endowed Chair in Adolescent Medicine and professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present the next pediatric grand rounds.

Her lecture, "HPV Vaccination - Reducing Health Disparities and Cancer," is set for 8 a.m. Friday, April 19, in the Strada Patient Care Center first-floor conference room.

Dr. Coyne-Beasley will discuss the health disparities caused by human papillomavirus, the newest HPV vaccine recommendation, and strategies to increase HPV vaccination in their healthcare environments.

Pediatric grand rounds is every third Friday of the month. The event is open to USA faculty, staff and students. A light breakfast, coffee and beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Nicole Laden at or (251) 415-8688.

Monday, April 15, 2019

USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital Welcomes Hayley Chancey as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Manager

With a goal of improving the lives of sick and injured children, the USA Health Office of Development recently promoted Hayley Chancey to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program manager for USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

Her duties will include actively engaging community members, grateful patients and business leaders to advance the mission and health care services provided by Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health and its support for sick and injured children on the Alabama Gulf Coast and beyond.

“We are delighted to welcome Hayley to this new role,” said Beth Mattei, Director of Development for USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital and USA Health Initiatives. “Her enthusiasm and experience make her a great fit as we strive to improve the lives of young patients and their families through everything from life-saving equipment purchases to expanded services at our hospital.”  

Chancey, a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama, worked in Medical Affairs Development and Health Sciences Development at the University of South Alabama prior to her promotion.