Thursday, September 22, 2016
Prior to joining USA, Dr. Hunter served as assistant professor of acute care and trauma surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and as a general surgeon at the VA Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
Dr. Hunter earned his medical degree from UAB, where he also completed his residency training in general surgery. He then completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at UAB and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Texas Houston Colon and Rectal Clinic.
Dr. Hunter is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery.
To make an appointment with Dr. Hunter, call (251) 445-8282.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Each employee is eligible for two tickets. Each employee and a guest also can attend a free tailgating barbecue dinner catered by Sonny's BBQ before the game. Food will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Please register for tickets by clicking here anytime between now and Oct. 12. You must pre-register for tickets by Oct. 12.
Get details about tickets, tailgating, T-shirts and parking here. View photos from last year's event below.
USA Health System Game Day 2015 from USA Health on Vimeo.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
At the event, pediatric patients had the opportunity to learn about the new center and its resources, as well as meet medical staff, including new adult nurse practitioner Jessica King.
The Learning Development and Resource Center (LRDC) is part of the Sickle Cell Center’s Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Program (PACT), which bridges the gap between pediatric and adult health care for patients with sickle cell disease. PACT currently serves 47 clients. Dr. Johnson Haynes, director of USA’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, said that patients in the program are “prepared when they transition from the pediatric world of nurturing to what the world expects them to be, independent and effective in their own right.”
“There has always been a very strong group of pediatric professionals, but there has been a shortage, not just locally, but nationally, in terms of doctors and allied health professionals who have been willing to care for sickle cell patients.” said Dr. Haynes, who is professor of internal medicine at the USA College of Medicine. He wants clients in transition from pediatric to adult care to understand the complexities of adult health care and the insurance industry so that they have the best tools to create confidence as adult patients.
The LRDC will give PACT clients tools to empower them to succeed not just in their health, but also in the work force. “We will facilitate resources for their academic development and expose them to things such as college prep or vocational services that may provide support in their career paths,” Dr. Haynes said. “For many, it will be a matter of providing them something that we take for granted, and that’s access to computers to do schoolwork, apply to colleges, or submit job applications. We want to be a resource and facilitate individuals with sickle cell disease to become whole adults in terms of being prepared to deal with their adult lives.”
The resources available from PACT and the LRDC complement services provided by the community-based sickle cell organization, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America- Mobile Chapter.
Dr. Haynes is grateful for community support. “I’d just like to say thanks to the community, because the LRDC would not exist without their emotional and financial support.”
For more information about PACT, contact coordinator Tshemika Perryman at 251-470-5893. Click here to learn more about USA’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.
View more photos from the grand opening here.
The event is open to the University community and will take place on Sept. 28, 2016, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Cafeteria at 1700 Center Street in Mobile. Light refreshments will be served.
The following physicians will be recognized:
Dr. Osama Abdul-Rahim
Dr. Stephen Bowden
Dr. Kevin Bradley
Dr. Steve Cordina
Dr. Preston Daugherty
Dr. Kevin Everett
Dr. Brian Gelpi
Dr. Charles Hartin Jr.
Dr. Phillip Henderson
Dr. John Hunter
Dr. Christopher Jones
Dr. Moh’d Khushman
Dr. Markus Lammle
Dr. Elizabeth Park
Dr. Scott Patterson
Burn/Trauma/Critical Care Surgery
Dr. Tracy Roth
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Hani Sabahi
Dr. Kane Schaphorst
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Stephen Snypes
Dr. Clayton Smith
Dr. Marirose Trimmier
Dr. Curtis Turner
Dr. James West
Dr. Weisi Yan
To make an appointment with any USA Physician, call (251) 434-3711.