University (UAB) Hospital
UAB Hospital is a major referral hospital with over 900 staffed beds. In 2009, UAB had 40,633 admissions, 16,994 inpatient surgeries, and 54,654 ER visits. Eleven UAB Hospital specialty programs are among the nation's top 50 - and six are in the top 25.
Brookwood Hospital is a 400-bed private hospital located three miles from the UAB campus. The facility has a separate Women’s Hospital, encompassing a labor and delivery unit, an independent OR unit with six operating suites, and inpatient floors devoted solely to the care of women.
Residents spend time during their PGY3 and PGY4 years operating with private physicians at Brookwood, many of whom trained at UAB. The Gynecologic Oncology service also operates daily at Brookwood and now has an inpatient Oncology unit.
OB Complications Clinic
The Obstetrical Complications Clinic (OBCC) is staffed by our MFM faculty and serves as the site of referral for all high-risk obstetric patients seen in the Jefferson County health departments as well as peripheral clinics in Birmingham. Approximately 2000 patients are seen each month for various problems related to pregnancy.
Here, our residents get first-hand experience managing a variety of complications in pregnancy, and residents are trained to master the art of ultrasonography. All ultrasound images obtained are cataloged in a large, computerized database, which is available both for research and clinical decision-making.
Continuity and Complications Clinic
In an effort to provide comprehensive care for our Gyn patients, as well as resident education, a Continuity Clinic has been established. It is under the supervision of the Division of Gynecology. This clinic functions as a Gyn clinic for non-acute care while providing primary and preventative medical treatment. Special attention is given to routine Gyn exams, contraceptive counseling, hormone replacement therapy, and screening for common medical problems.
The Kirklin Clinic
The Kirklin Clinic, designed by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, is an innovative, 430,000 square-foot medical facility housing more than 32 specialty clinics and services. Residents and faculty attend gynecologic specialty clinics here. The Kirklin Clinic also is the site of the Ambulatory Surgery unit.
The 400,000 square foot hospital is designed to provide the highest level of care for newborns, pregnant women, and women with a variety of gynecologic problems including gynecologic cancers. The hospital is equipped with a Maternity Evaluation Unit of 13 beds to handle acute obstetrical issues, 17 labor and delivery rooms beds with 4 OR rooms located on the same floor, and 28 rooms dedicated to postpartum care, 28 rooms dedicated to antepartum care, and a floor dedicated to gynecologic care. The hospital also houses the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU), with special rooms designed to house twins and triplets.
Center for Research in Women's Health
Directed by Dr. John Hauth and originally called the Perinatal Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Ob/Gyn, the center was officially formed in 1985 to bring together investigators working on the epidemiology of pregnancy outcome. The center is now housed in a new, 25,000 square-foot facility adjacent to the Obstetrical Complications Clinic.
This unit currently has a staff of approximately 50, and it works jointly with faculty members from the School of Public Health, the medical school departments of Obstetrics, Pediatrics, General and Preventive Medicine, and Pathology, as well as members of the state and county health department staffs.
The center's original work included extensive analysis of Alabama’s birth and death certificates, comparing them to the problems of infant mortality and low birth weight. These areas remain among the unit’s major priorities.
The CRWH is developing a Division of International Research, with numerous clinical trials in Africa and around the globe.