Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s of Alabama’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.
The Critical Care Transport team originated in 1983, and works to meet the specific need of transporting more than 1,000 critically ill and injured children each year, and serves as a mobile extension of the hospital. The team members include highly trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care.