Last July, the University of Alabama Hospital, the flagship of the UAB Health System and one of Alabama’s largest employers, started screening all new applicants for smoking and nicotine use, from physicians to food service staff, after a unanimous vote by clinical leadership to ban tobacco use for all new employees.
Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos this morning announced the county has reached agreements with some Birmingham area hospitals to provide care for former Cooper Green Mercy Hospital patients. The contracts are with UAB for $7 million; St. Vincent's $2 million; and Baptist Health System $2 million.
"Establishing the diagnosis of glaucoma, while often challenging, is not nearly as difficult as determining when the glaucoma is getting worse." As every ophthalmologist knows, visual fields (VFs) "require an alert and cooperative patient," said Brian Samuels, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.