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Students enrolled in the Cardiorespiratory Care program at the University of South Alabama receive clinical experience at eleven health care facilities. The students benefit from rotating among these eleven hospitals because each hospital is run differently. The group of hospitals belonging to the University of South Alabama is teaching and research centers. The other clinical affiliates are categorized as either for-profit, non-profit, or hospice.

Students earn valuable clinical experience from exposure to these diverse types of institutions. In addition to refining their skills, students learn how these different types of hospitals function. These institutions include:



University of South Alabama Medical Center
University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital
Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
Infirmary West
North Baldwin Infirmary
Thomas Hospital
Providence Hospital
Springhill Memorial Hospital
Sacred Heart Health System
West Florida Hospital
Mercy Medical






The University of South Alabama Medical Center is a 346-bed acute care facility which serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. It is the major referral center for southern Alabama, southern Mississippi, and portions of northwest Florida, offering centers for Level I trauma, burns, cancer, cardiovascular disease, strokes, organ transplant and sickle cell disease. Its sophisticated technology combined with the desire, dedication, and determination of an acclaimed professional staff allows patients to receive the finest medical care available.





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The University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital is committed to being the foremost healthcare facility in our region for children and women. The facility is one of only five freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated exclusively to the health care needs of children and women.
With a strong emphasis on family-centered care, our staff provides expectant mothers with comfortable, home-like settings for delivery. Realizing that children have special physical and emotional needs, the hospital’s pediatric care is delivered in an environment designed to reduce the anxiety associated with hospitalization.




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Since it first began serving the healthcare needs of area residents in 1910, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center has delivered value, as well as quality healthcare, to the community. Our 704-bed hospital provides the most modern, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, as well as a multitude of highly skilled personnel ready to meet your healthcare needs in a caring and compassionate manner. What you won't find is high cost.

Mobile Infirmary is the largest non-governmental, not-for-profit hospital in Alabama. With more than 30 operating rooms in service, the Infirmary is one of the leading hospitals in the state in the number of procedures performed each year. The combination of caring, highly-trained professionals, state-of-the-art equipment, and technology makes Mobile Infirmary one of the South's outstanding hospitals.


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Infirmary West is a 100-bed acute care facility offering medical and surgical services, as well as a 24-hour emergency center. An assortment of unique programs is available at Infirmary West, including a comprehensive Outpatient Surgery Center, the USA Regional Stroke Center, the USA Regional Breast Care Center, USA Digestive Diseases Center, and the USA Sleep Disorders Center. Other services include a 24-hour physician staffed Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit.






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North Baldwin Infirmary, located in Bay Minette, is convenient for the growing communities of north Baldwin County. A 55-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility,North Baldwin Infirmary offers a wide range of healthcare services including therapy services, surgical services, a 24-hour emergency room, home health services, a wellness center, MRI, CT scan, and mammography. The hospital also features specialty services for intensive care, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology patients.







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Located in Fairhope, Thomas Hospital is a major community medical center with more than 200 physicians on staff. For over 40 years, Thomas Hospital has provided healthcare services to the people of Baldwin County. Services range from 24-hour emergency care, to women’s services, cancer treatment, a wellness and rehabilitation center, a nationally-recognized diabetes management program, and state-of-the-art diagnostics, open heart surgery, and vascular services.







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Providence Hospital
, a member of Ascension Health, has been an advocate for quality health care in Mobile since 1854.
The mission of the Ascension Health continues as each member of the staff strives for excellence in the services provided at Providence Hospital. We recognize the worth and dignity of patients by fostering respect, consideration and professionalism among the staff.
Our vision is to be a values driven health system which serves the health needs of the total individual body, mind, and spirit. We will promote a healthy and just society through community-based networks and collaboration with those who share our values.



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The mission of Springhill Memorial Hospital is to be the best health care provider in Mobile, where patients, physicians, and payers can rely on our outstanding staff to efficiently provide health care that is unmatched in quality, convenience, and benefit of use in a courteous and family-oriented manner.
A 252 bed, complete medical-surgical healthcare facility with all private rooms serving the greater Southwest Alabama region conveniently located at the junction of I-65 and Dauphin Street.






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Since opening the area's first hospital in 1915, Sacred Heart Health System has grown into the regional leader for providing high-quality, compassionate health care to children and adults in Northwest Florida. The hub of the Health System is a 449-bed acute care facility located in Pensacola, Florida, which includes Sacred Heart Hospital, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital and Sacred Heart Women's Hospital. In 2003 our growth in Northwest Florida continued with the opening of a new 50-bed hospital in Walton County, east of Destin, to be called Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.





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West Florida Hospital has a long and rich tradition as the region's quality health care provider for more than 26 years. The 531-bed facility includes a 400-bed acute care tertiary hospital, a 58-bed rehabilitation facility, a 73-bed mental health facility and an out-patient cancer treatment center. The hospital offers major services in cardiology/cardiovascular surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, trauma, psychiatry, obstetrics, rehabilitative medicine and many other medical specialties. As a cornerstone of the community, West Florida Hospital provides state-of-the-art health care services delivered with compassion by highly skilled caregivers.





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At Mercy Medical, we hold all life to be precious. Every minute of it. We work with you, your doctor, and your hospital to ensure that quality care continues, even after conventional treatment plans have run their course. For over five decades, Mercy has been a source of hope and healing for patients and their families through independent and assisted living, home health and hospice care, and long-term and Alzheimer's care. By utilizing our Integrated Network of Services, we work to return each patient - from the very young to the most senior - to his or her highest level of wellness. At Mercy Medical, there is a way.





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University of South Alabama Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Department of Cardiorespiratory Care