USA Health has received state approval for a free-standing ambulatory surgery center at its Mapp Family Campus in Baldwin County. The Certificate of Need Review Board, which must approve new facilities of this type, voted 5-0 in favor of the project.
The Baldwin Campus will also include imaging services and an array of physician offices providing primary care, as well as pediatric specialties, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, orthopaedic surgery, urology and more.
“This is an exciting day for all of us at USA Health,” said Owen Bailey, MHA, FACHE, chief executive officer of USA Health. “We will be able to bring to the people of Baldwin County the specialized healthcare services they need in a much more convenient location for them.
“The entire project also allows us to train more members of the next generation of healthcare providers on not only some of the most sophisticated technology available in healthcare, but also in the interpersonal skills that are so important in providing high-quality care to our patients,” Bailey added. “We are very grateful to have the support of the CON Review Board on this project that will help transform medicine in our area.”
The Mapp Family Campus, just outside Fairhope at the intersection of Alabama 181 and Alabama 104, was made possible when Louis and Melinda Mapp last year announced their plan to donate eight acres to the university health system.
Most USA Health facilities are located in Mobile County, but the system also operates the Kilborn Clinic in Fairhope, which is part of the USA Health’s Mitchell Cancer Institute, as well as physician offices in Fairhope and Daphne. In addition, emergency medicine residents complete part of their training in Orange Beach, and the College of Nursing has a program in Fairhope.