April 16, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Mother's Day is a time to recognize special women who take care of others. This year, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Women & Infants Center is offering a unique and meaningful way to say "Happy Mother's Day" and help honor the women who have touched your life - by making a gift that will touch the lives of thousands of women and babies in Alabama.
With a donation of $25 or more to the center, you can provide a gift of caring in honor or memory of the mothers in your life. For each donation, a special Mother's Day card will be mailed to the special woman who has nurtured and cared for you over the years, or their family member, informing them of the gift that has been made to the UAB Women & Infants Center in their honor or memory.
To ensure your card arrives by Mother's Day, please make donations on or before May 1, 2010. Donations also can be mailed or delivered to Amy Walsh, MEB 502, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249-5961. Please include the name and address of the person who is to receive the Mother's Day card.
The new Women & Infants Center represents UAB's commitment to improving the health and lives of the women and infants of this state and region. It also increases UAB's capacity to care for Alabama's women and babies, offering Alabama's only supratertiary NICU, the most modern C-section and post-anesthesia recovery suites, state-of-the-art patient-care rooms and technologically advanced communication and security systems.
The center also offers the full spectrum of women's services, including routine maternity care, gynecology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility services, and the only gynecological oncology program in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi affiliated with a National Institutes of Health-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides comprehensive care for every stage of life - from routine gynecologic care, to childbirth to menopause and beyond. Its physicians are leaders in their fields in a nationally ranked program dedicated to giving patients the best care available.
The UAB Division of Pediatric Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine provides comprehensive care, with neonatologists on site 24 hours a day, 365 day per year, to care for pre-term babies and newborns with illnesses, including respiratory distress syndrome, neonatal infections, persistent pulmonary hypertension and other illnesses. This division, together with Children's Hospital of Alabama, operates the region's only Level IIIC Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; it provides care for babies born at UAB and also accepts referrals of infants from across the state, the nation and the world.