USA Health Welcomes Providence Hospital into its Academic Health System

Kayra Reven

In a significant development, the University of South Alabama proudly welcomes Providence Hospital and its associated clinics into the USA Health family. The completion of this acquisition marks a crucial milestone in providing exceptional healthcare, education, and transformative medical research in the Gulf Coast region.

Providence Hospital, a renowned healthcare institution in west Mobile, is now rebranded as USA Health Providence Hospital. This strategic integration includes Providence’s 349-bed hospital, eight on-campus clinics, and six family practice sites across Mobile and Moss Point, Mississippi. With the addition of approximately 1,800 dedicated associates, physicians, and providers, USA Health is now even more robust and comprehensive.

Seamless Transition for Exceptional Care

Both USA Health and Providence have diligently worked to ensure a seamless transition for patients, physicians, and associates. Under the continued leadership of Todd Kennedy, an experienced healthcare executive, as the hospital’s CEO, there will be no disruption in services or procedures. This integration fortifies USA Health’s position as the leading academic health system along the upper Gulf Coast.

A Shared Vision for Exceptional Healthcare

The collaboration between USA Health and Providence is built on shared core values and a commitment to providing compassionate care to the community. USA President Jo Bonner expressed enthusiasm about this union, stating, “We will build upon our reputation for providing exceptional healthcare, education, and research that transforms medicine in the Gulf Coast region.”

This strategic move also expands USA Health’s reach, increasing its locations from 29 to 44. As the only academic health system in the region, USA Health integrates clinical care, cutting-edge research, and healthcare education, ensuring the most advanced and innovative medical services for the community.

About USA Health: USA Health stands as the pinnacle of academic healthcare along the upper Gulf Coast. With its widespread network of hospitals and physician practice sites, USA Health offers unparalleled clinical care, research opportunities, and medical education, making it a beacon of advanced medical services in the region.

About the University of South Alabama: As the Flagship of the Gulf Coast, the University of South Alabama is a global teaching and research university, offering an exceptional array of educational programs. From business and liberal arts to healthcare and engineering, USA provides students with top-tier education. The university’s commitment to student success and innovative healthcare is exemplified through the USA Health system, enhancing the overall well-being of the community.

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