University, Community Hospitals Team Up

Baldwin County’s youngest residents will benefit from a new collaboration between South Baldwin Regional Medical Center and USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

Enhanced obstetric and delivery care will be offered at SBRMC, and the hospital’s staff will also have access to education and training opportunities provided by USA Health.

“As an academic health center, we can share our expertise with a community hospital that already provides high quality healthcare services, ensuring that patients can receive the best possible care in the most appropriate setting, hopefully closer to home,” says Chris Jett, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital administrator.

SBRMC is a 112-bed, acute care hospital with more than 800 employees, as well as a network of medical clinics serving Baldwin County. In addition to the training and educational opportunities this collaboration provides, USA Health with help SBRMC staff develop an improved patient care protocol.

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“We are excited to expand our newborn nursery services for our patients with this agreement with USA Health. We are committed to bringing high quality care and an enhanced patient experience to those we serve,” says Daniel McKinney, chief executive officer of South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. “We believe this is another building block to providing expanded healthcare services to our community. It also serves as a large step forward in our ability to deliver excellent patient care to new mothers and expanding families.”

The collaboration went into effect August 1.

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