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Eastern Shore Family Practice welcomes Heather Castleberry, M.D., family medicine physician

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Heather Castleberry, M.D. is a board-certified family medicine physician. Dr. Castleberry comes to Daphne from her hometown hospital in Donalsonville, Georgia.  In Donalsonville, she practiced traditional inpatient/outpatient medicine and geriatric care in the nursing home. She has joined Eastern Shore Family Practice where she will supply medical care to patients of all ages.  Dr. Castleberry will provide comprehensive services including preventative and wellness care, urgent medical care, chronic disease management and pediatric care for children ages 2 and older.
 
Dr. Castleberry received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency at Columbus Regional Medical Center. She is a member of American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
 
Dr. Castleberry is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 251-626-1175.
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Eastern Shore Family Practice is an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC). IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 practice locations covering more than 20 specialties. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

Diagnostic and Medical Clinic welcomes Grayson Saville, M.D., family medicine physician

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Grayson Saville, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician, established his practice in Mobile in 2017.  Dr. Saville now joins Diagnostic & Medical Clinic at their new Malbis location, bringing with him a commitment to provide patients with comprehensive, high-quality family medical care. He is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 251-435-1200.
Dr. Saville is a graduate of The University of Alabama. He received his medical doctorate and completed his residency with the University of South Alabama College of Medicine (USACOM). He then served as a hospitalist, resident professor and medical director for the USACOM family medicine residency. He is a member of the Medical Society of Mobile county, American Academy of Family Physicians and Alabama Academy of Family Physicians.
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Diagnostic and Medical Clinic, the largest private multi-specialty clinic in Alabama, has brought quality care to Gulf Coast communities for more than 70 years. Diagnostic and Medical Clinic is an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC). IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 practice locations covering more than 20 specialties. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

Diagnostic and Medical Clinic and Mobile Infirmary welcome John Andrew Cox, M.D., neuro-critical care physician

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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John Andrew Cox, M.D. is a neurocritical care and endovascular surgical neuroradiology physician. Dr. Cox will play an integral role in the continued development of the Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center at Mobile Infirmary, encompassing care from the emergency department to the outpatient clinic setting. The addition of Dr. Cox to the medical staff will broaden Mobile Infirmary’s ability to provide advanced and acute stroke care including an expanded Neuro Intensive Care Unit and the addition of a biplane angiography suite.
Dr. Cox earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. He completed residency and internship with the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as Chief Resident from 2017-2018. Dr. Cox joins Infirmary Health following the completion of endovascular surgical neuroradiology and neurocritical care fellowship programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
He has served as a clinical instructor in neuro-critical care and neuro-intervention for the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology where he received multiple honors and awards for his excellence in teaching. Dr. Cox also serves as a reviewer for the publication “Frontiers in Neurology” and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Cox will see patients through referral at Diagnostic & Medical Clinic in Mobile. For more information, call 251-435-1200.
For more than 70 years, Diagnostic and Medical Clinic has provided trusted, quality care to the Gulf Coast communities. As the largest private multi-specialty clinic in Alabama, it is home to more than 80 physicians treating a broad range of specialties.

Doctors concerned over COVID risk to LA evacuees, and spike during Labor Day weekend

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dr. Daren Scroggie, Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Hospital, talks to a reporter from NBC15 about the possibility of another COVID-19 surge due to Hurricane Ida evacuees coming to Alabama. Click here (add link below) to learn more.

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/doctors-concerned-over-covid-risk-to-la-evacuees-and-spike-during-labor-day-weekend
 

What is a monoclonal antibody?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

What is a monoclonal antibody?
Our bodies naturally make antibodies to fight off infections. Your body might not have the antibodies designed to recognize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies are lab-made antibodies that are targeted to fight a specific infection such as SARS-CoV-2. These antibodies are given to patients through an intravenous infusion. This direct infusion may help reduce your risk for hospitalization as a COVID-19 positive patient.

Learn more here -->  https://combatcovid.hhs.gov/i-have-covid-19-now/monoclonal-antibodies-hi...

Infirmary Health offers monoclonal antibody therapy in an outpatient setting conveniently located on its hospital campuses in Mobile, Fairhope and Bay Minette.
Patients who meet the following criteria may qualify for the infusion therapy:

  • Positive COVID-19 test
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms
  • No recent hospitalization due to COVID-19
  • No oxygen supplementation
  • Are within 10 days of first showing symptoms

Patients who believe they may be a candidate for the treatment may contact their primary care physician for more information. Patients may also make an appointment with Infirmary Health’s Respiratory Evaluation Centers by calling 251-435-1106.

Respiratory Evaluation Centers are located in
Diagnostic & Medical Clinic | Mobile
1700 Springhill Avenue
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thomas Medical Center | Daphne
27961 US-98 #21
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Diagnostic & Medical Clinic | Saraland
95 Shell Street
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Russell Goode, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Dr. Russell Goode is one of the area’s most trusted orthopaedic trauma surgeons. Dr. Goode received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama where he went on to complete his internship and residency. He completed a fellowship program focusing on orthopaedic trauma surgery with the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Goode is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an Orthopaedic Trauma Association fellow and a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Goode is committed to helping his patients get back to their life after traumatic injuries. He also has the opportunity to practice medicine alongside his wife, Sarah Goode, DNP. Together they run Gulf Orthopaedic’s comprehensive osteoporosis program. Dr. Goode’s ultimate goal to elevate and standardize the level of care orthopaedic trauma patients receive to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Goode practices with the team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Michael Granberry, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Dr. Michael Granberry is an area leader in orthopaedic surgery, specializing in the treatment of the hip and knee, with more than 30 years of trusted experience. Dr. Granberry received his medical degree from the University of Texas – Galveston and completed his residency with Baylor College of Medicine. He went on to complete a fellowship in joint replacement with the University of California – San Francisco. Orthopaedics is a family tradition for Dr. Granberry as both his father and his brother have also practiced as orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Granberry practices with the team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland.

Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

Katie Wilkinson, CRNP, shares her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine

Monday, August 23, 2021
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Katie Wilkinson is a CRNP with Diagnostic and Medical Clinic. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, she, alongside so many others, has been working to help patients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in both the clinic and hospital setting.

She recently shared, “My nursing friends and I have witnessed more heartbreak, suffering, & death than any human on this earth should ever have to endure…to be clear, we have all had an opportunity to leave - most of us haven’t…I was probably one of the last [staff members] on the fourth floor to get vaccinated & even more so to be an advocate for it…but I would encourage you all, with upmost certainty to [get vaccinated]… It’s as simple as it sounds - it WORKS. This isn’t up for debate or opinion, it’s straight up cold, hard facts…Working with Infirmary Health during this pandemic will FOREVER be one of the proudest moments of my whole life. I wouldn’t take it back for anything in this world…but we’re getting tired, Mobile, Alabama. We’re running out of steam… The vaccine helps the SURGE. The vaccine helps your hospital…”

She is pictured here with one of her patients Dan McConaghy who, around this time last year, won his fight against COVID-19 after the critical illness required both intubation and tracheostomy. Now his pharmacy, McConaghy Drugs in Satsuma, AL, administers the vaccine everyday of the week.

Alabama Hospital Diaries on WBHM & NPR | Dr. Cynthia Crowder-Hicks

Monday, August 23, 2021
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Dr. Cynthia Crowder-Hicks, pulmonologist, recently spoke with Mary Scott Hodgin at WBHM, about how this fourth surge of coronavirus is overwhelming Alabama’s hospitals and its health care providers.

Dr. Crowder-Hicks has served the patients of Mobile Infirmary's COVID-19 units since the very beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. She shares, “This wave is a little bit more challenging to hold up, just being honest, because it was preventable. The majority of our population is unvaccinated. And with that being said, those are the ones that tend to decline.

When you look at the patients, they’re scared, and they’re by themselves. So they’re lonely. They have no one to hold their hands or to talk to them. The more anxious they are, the less they’re able to breathe. They all cry. They are all nervous. They are all very vulnerable at that point. The majority still say, ‘I wish I would have.’ And it’s nothing we can do about that now. My hope is that you survive this.

It just, it blows my mind that we have gotten to this point. We’ve had to convert just regular rooms in a hospital to an ICU. Nobody feels that they’re giving optimal care. We are overworked, and we are frustrated.

I’m tired of my 47-year-old’s dying. That was my day today. It’s terrible.”

This story aired on NPR’s morning edition on August 20.
https://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/2021/08/20/1029569812/morni...

As well as WBHM, Alabama Public Radio, on August 19.
https://wbhm.org/feature/2021/alabamas-frontline-providers-we-are-overwo...

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Grant Shell, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Dr. Grant Shell is an orthopaedic surgeon dedicated to providing his patients the latest, cutting-edge treatments for foot and ankle injuries and other orthopaedic trauma. Dr. Shell received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama where he went on to complete his internship and residency. He also completed a comprehensive foot and ankle fellowship program with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition to being a board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon fellow and a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Shell is an active member of the community and enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing in his free time.

Dr. Shell practices with the team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Clayton Lane, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Dr. Clayton Lane is an orthopaedic surgeon fellowship-trained in sports medicine and shoulder replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a national leader in orthopedics. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has been practicing in the Mobile area for more than a decade. Dr. Lane has authored publications in peer-reviewed orthopedic journals and textbooks. He is passionate about supporting athletes and helping them recover from their injuries and also applying those same minimally invasive techniques to the care of adults with tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries.  He was the team doctor for the Mobile Bay Bears for 12 years, and during football season, you will find him on the sidelines as team doctor for many area high schools.


Dr. Lane practices with the talented team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com.

Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates announces the addition of Osman Hashmi, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon

Monday, August 16, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates (CTVSA) is proud to announce the recent addition of Osman Hashmi, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Hashmi joins CTVSA following the completion of a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is now accepting new patients. Call 251-471-3544 to schedule an appointment.
 
Dr. Hashmi earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama School of Medicine as well as a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of South Alabama. He completed his residency and internship in general surgery at the University of South Alabama School of Medicine. During his residency he served as Administrative Chief Resident and is also a recipient of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgical Robotics Fellowship. He is a multi-lingual speaker in English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and Punjab.
 
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Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgical Associates is an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC) and has been serving the Mobile area since 1971. IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 practice locations covering more than 20 specialties. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

To our healthcare heroes | Written by Chuy Ramirez

Friday, August 13, 2021
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One of our Infirmary Health teammates, Chuy Ramirez, composed the following poem for all of our Infirmary Health Heroes. We hope this message lifts the spirits of the healthcare workers in and around our community.

Thank you to the healthcare heroes everywhere for your steadfast support, compassionate care and comforting spirit that you exhibit each and every day.
To our healthcare heroes...
Because of you – from everyone you touch,
Because of you, the sun will come out again.
Because of you, I can breathe.
Because of you, I have someone by my side.
Because of you, I am no longer afraid.
Because of you, I can see my family and friends again.
Because of you, the darkness turns to light.
Because of you, I was in good hands at the end.
You put your family aside to take care of me.
Your life has taken a back seat to mine.
You put yourself on the frontline for me.
You are the first and last person I will see in my life.
You are a new chapter in my book of life.
You find the strength to take care of and comfort me, even when you’re weak and tired.
You give me water when I thirst, a blanket when I’m cold, a smile to help find mine.
You risk your health and safety to take care of me.
I met you when I was born, I did not belong to you, yet you took me into your arms and comforted me and let me know that I was here.
In my weakest moments, you healed me so that I can get back to my life, while you went back to helping others do the same.
I am the person who needs you the most.
I was broken and you put me back together.
I need my loved ones, family, and friends, but most importantly I Need You!
Throughout my life you were there when I needed you and you graciously accepted me.
Why?  Is it your compassion, your empathy, your values, your resiliency, or your love of life?
Or, is it all the above?
Thank You for being!
Written by
Chuy Ramirez
Organizational Development | Infirmary Health

Infirmary Health modified visitor policy, EFFECTIVE July 27, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021
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Due to rising COVID-19 infection rates, Infirmary Health has modified its hospital visitor policy for Mobile Infirmary, Thomas Hospital, North Baldwin Infirmary, Infirmary Long Term Acute Care Hospital, J.L. Bedsole/Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital and Colony Rehabilitation Hospital effective Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Each inpatient will be permitted two visitors at a time age 14 and older (exceptions apply). Emergency Department patients and outpatients are permitted one visitor at a time age 14 and older. For visitation hours and additional information on Infirmary Health’s visitor policy, please visit infirmaryhealth.org/visitors

All visitors are required to be masked at all times and have their temperature screened upon entrance. Visitors should maintain hand hygiene and appropriate social distancing and should remain in the patient’s room. Hospital cafeterias, waiting areas and other common areas will be closed to all visitors. Visitors who do not meet these guidelines will not be permitted.

In addition, Infirmary Health encourages everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Community members can schedule a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine appointment at the location nearest them by visiting MyIHChart.org

Infirmary Health reserves the right to modify its visitor policy to be more restrictive in the future if the situation deems necessary in order to protect our patients, physicians and staff.

Infirmary Health welcomes Dr. Grant Zarzour, orthopaedic surgeon, with Gulf Orthopaedics

Monday, July 26, 2021
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Dr. Grant Zarzour is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee disorders. Dr. Zarzour completed medical school, internship and residency at the University of South Alabama. Following the completion of the joint replacement fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine & Adult Reconstruction, he returned to the Mobile area to begin his practice. In addition to being one of the area’s leaders in his specialty, he is a co-founder of the Fuse Project, a local non-profit dedicated to increasing opportunities for children across the Alabama Gulf Coast. It is not surprising that Becker’s Healthcare, Ambulatory Surgery Center Review, identified Dr. Zarzour as one of 10 total joint physicians to know.

 

Dr. Zarzour practices with the talented team at Gulf Orthopaedics, the area’s newest orthopaedic clinic. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment. Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest Road and in Saraland. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at the ::LINK IN BIO::

Mobile Bay OB-GYN Center announces the addition of Margaret “Meg” Gardner, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist

Friday, July 23, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Margaret “Meg” Gardner, M.D., obstetrician and gynecologist, joins Mobile Bay OB-GYN Center following the completion of an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga.  Dr. Gardner is thrilled to return to her hometown. She is now accepting new patients. Call 251-435-7900 to schedule an appointment.
 
Dr. Gardner earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Sewanne: The University of the South. She is a recipient of The John Gibbons Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Cunningham Memorial Research Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Additionally, during her residency at the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, she served as Education Chief helping organize educational and community service opportunities for other residents.
 
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Mobile Bay OB-GYN is an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC) and has been serving the Mobile area since 1986. IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 practice locations covering more than 20 specialties. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

Infirmary Medical Clinics announces partnership with the area’s newest orthopaedic clinic, Gulf Orthopaedics

Monday, July 12, 2021
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Mobile, Ala. – Infirmary Medical Clinics is proud to announce a partnership with the area’s newest orthopaedic clinic, Gulf Orthopaedics. The team at Gulf Orthopaedics includes Russell D. Goode, M.D.; Michael Granberry, M.D.; Clayton G. Lane, M.D.; Grant M. Shell, M.D.; Grant Zarzour, M.D. Together, these experienced and trusted physicians provide the latest, most cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment methods, specializing in trauma and sports medicine, shoulder replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement and foot-ankle treatment.
 
"We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with some of the best orthopaedic surgeons along the Gulf Coast," said Mark Nix, President & CEO of Infirmary Health. "Infirmary Health's vision is to be the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the Gulf Coast region, and partnerships like this one help us achieve that vision."
 
Gulf Orthopaedics’ physicians will see patients on Infirmary Health’s campuses in midtown Mobile, on Hillcrest and in Saraland. They are now accepting new patients; call 251-435-BONE (2663) to schedule an appointment. Learn more about the physician team and services offered at gulfortho.com
 
Gulf Orthopaedics is an an affiliate of Infirmary Medical Clinics (IMC). IMC serves the entire Gulf Coast region with more than 60 medical clinics covering more than 20 specialities. IMC continues to expand its network of quality physicians and medical clinics in an effort to further bolster Infirmary Health’s position as the FIRST CHOICE for healthcare in the region.

North Baldwin Infirmary nationally recognized with sixth straight ‘A’ for Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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North Baldwin Infirmary was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing North Baldwin Infirmary’s achievements for protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. This is the sixth consecutive ‘A’ they have earned, following ‘As’ received for Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is based on a hospital’s performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

“I am extremely grateful to our hospital leadership team and each of our loyal staff members for making patient safety their top priority each day,” North Baldwin Infirmary President Ben Hansert stated. “It has been a rough year, as ALL of our healthcare heroes battled the effects of the COVID-19 virus and the effects it had on so many of our patients. However, even throughout the pandemic, our staff assured that our patients and their safety was of utmost importance. I sincerely appreciate our entire team.”

“We are extremely grateful to hospital leadership and health care workers who have remained steadfast in prioritizing patient safety as our nation battles COVID-19,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “This ‘A’ is a testament to the care and commitment of those who work for North Baldwin Infirmary. With the pandemic exposing existing flaws within the U.S. health care system, we appreciate North Baldwin Infirmary for putting patient safety first. Lives depend on it.”

Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities - Week of 5/17/21

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Upcoming vaccine opportunities include
ProHealth Fitness Center | 166 Mobile Infirmary Blvd (Mobile)
- Pfizer - BioNTech
*Open to community members age 12 +

  • Tuesday, May 18: 7 – 11 a.m. & 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 19: 7 – 12 p.m.
     

Thomas Fitness Center | 212 Hospital Drive (Fairhope)
- Pfizer - BioNTech
*Open to community members age 12+

  • Wednesday, May 19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Baldwin Fitness Center | 2115 Hand Avenue (Bay Minette)
- Pfizer - BioNTech
*Open to community members age 12+

  • Tuesday, May 18: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 4 p.m.

Northside Clinic | 95 Shell Street (Saraland)
-  Johnson & Johnson
*Open to community members age 18+

  • Friday, May 21: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

About 1 out of every 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis | Endometriosis Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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About 1 out of every 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis. "Awareness is key in helping a woman recognize their risk factors for as well as symptoms of endometriosis," says Dr. Jeff Fahy with Premier Women's Health.
Who is at risk for endometriosis?
The risk factors for endometriosis include a family history of endometriosis, defects in the uterus or fallopian tubes, cervix and/or vagina and early age of starting one’s menstrual period. Cycle length shorter than 27 days and menstrual flow greater than seven days and delayed childbearing are also risks.
 
What are the common symptoms of endometriosis?
The classic symptoms associated with endometriosis are heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia) and extremely painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Eventually endometriosis can become severe enough to chronic cause pelvic pain, low back pain, rectal pain, and pain with sexual activity (dyspareunia).

What impact can endometriosis have on me?
The very presence of endometriosis, regardless of how severe, has been shown to impact fertility.  The presence of endometriosis seems to alter proper immune functioning and changes the hormonal environment, leading to problems with conception. The fallopian tubes may or may not be blocked due to scarring associated with endometriosis. As endometriosis worsens in severity, the fallopian tube‘s often become blocked.
 
Is endometriosis treatable?
Many women of reproductive age experience symptoms associated with endometriosis without knowing that they have endometriosis.  Endometriosis is treatable, especially in the early stages. In addition to screening for cervical abnormalities with the use of pap smears, regular annual gynecology examinations allow physicians to screen and treat patients who have symptoms of endometriosis helping patients with quality of life and often assisting with problems conceiving.
 
LADIES, schedule your annual exam with your gynecologist today!
Dr. Jeff Fahy serves Baldwin County with locations in Bay Minette and Daphne. Schedule an appointment by calling 251-937-2380.

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