As employees of institutions that are in the business of providing patient care, we must always be aware of the manpower needs of the area in which we work during unusually bad weather.

The dynamics of the Department make it necessary for us to observe an institution specific policy. In the event that the Birmingham area experiences inclement weather, we will observe the following guidelines regarding pediatric personnel and time reporting.

• Employees of UAB are expected to follow established procedures when the institution is officially closed. Always listen to WBHM (90.3 FM) as the official source of information regarding UAB closing or call the Bad Weather Hotline at 934-2165.

• Employees of HSF who work in the Children's Hospital (in patient care areas) will follow established procedures for the Children's Hospital. If the hospital is open or remains open and other areas (e.g., UAB and HSF) have officially closed you must make arrangements to remain on duty or report to work at your regularly scheduled time. To check the official status of Children's Hospital, please call 638-6200 and choose option #2 for an update.

• During impending inclement weather situations, if an employee must leave work (due to an emergency) prior to the institution's official close, the time away must be charged to vacation or personal holiday.

If your area is officially open and the weather situation (or problems due to the weather) will not allow you to make it in to work; you must call your supervisor for instructions. The time away can be charged to vacation or personal holiday with your supervisor's approval.

If there are specific questions regarding this policy, please contact Jason Turner at 638-5466 or Karen Brooks at 638-5461 for clarification. 

REVISED DATE: October 18, 2005


Between-Hospital Variation in Treatment and Outcomes in Extremely Preterm Infants
wally carlo 2010 web

Researchers, including UAB's Dr. Wally Carlo, director of the division of neonatology, set out to determine why survival rates among extremely premature babies varied so much from hospital to hospital. They found that some hospitals rarely provided active treatment to babies born at 22, 23 or 24 weeks, according to data from nearly 5,000 births at 24 hospitals. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, is highlighted in the following articles:

Boppana 2015 with award at CMV ConfDr. Suresh Boppana, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, is the 2015 recipient of the inaugural Congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Award presented at the 5th International Congenital CMV Conference in Brisbane, Australia. This important award represents premier recognition of our Pediatric Infectious Diseases division by our international peers.  Boppana also presented the inaugural address at the conference: "Global Burden of Congenital CMV."

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  • Dr. Anne Gershon, Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, will present the Charles A. Alford Memorial Lectureship at Grand Rounds Noon, June 4th, in the Bradley Lecture Center at Children's of Alabama.
  • "The Future of Children," Presented at Children's of Alabama by Princeton Brookings, July 9, 2015, 1:30 pm - 4:40 pm Bradley Lecture Center.