Clinical Spotlight: Behavioral Health

This quarter the clinical spotlight focuses on behavioral health services. The number of patients seeking care for behavioral health concerns in outpatient practices, the emergency department and inpatient services has increased dramatically over the last several years. Children’s of Alabama has several programs in place to help outpatient pediatricians guide patients to appropriate support and care. Thank you for sending in questions for behavioral health services! Next month our clinical spotlight will be on specialty clinics and resources offered at Children's of Alabama.  

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The expansion of the Children's of Alabama Emergency Department, set to open in March/April of 2023, will add 16 beds to better accommodate behavioral health patients holding in the ED, either awaiting admission or transfer.

The Children’s of Alabama PedsCast is a pediatric sub-specialist peer-to-peer podcast focused on research, innovative programs and advances in pediatric health care at Children’s of Alabama. 

The first three PedsCasts feature speakers Dr. David Askenazi, PICAN, NICKs, Neonatal Dialysis;

Dr. Daniel Feig, Food Is Medicine; and Dr. Colm Travers, The Golden Week.

Visit the link below to listen to the podcasts!

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Get Up-to-Date with Epic

In 31 days (and counting), Epic goes live at Children's of Alabama. This new electronic medical record (EMR) platform will help improve the care of our patients, their families experience and the day-to-day work operations of our employees and providers.

Want to learn more and follow along on this "Epic Journey" with us? Click the link below. It will bring you to the Epic Project Update portal, where you can read blog posts, get questions answered, watch demo videos about Epic and more.

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It's Not Too Late - Register for Practical Day of Pediatrics 2023

Be sure to register for Practical day of Pediatrics,

taking place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023!

The event will be held at the Bradley Lecture Center

at Children's of Alabama from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A Zoom option will also be available.

Register at the link below!

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Save the Date for the Rare Disease Symposium

Save the date for the 10th Annual Rare Disease Symposium, taking place Friday, March 10, 2023!

The event will be held at the Bradley Center at Children's of Alabama from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Register at the link below!

Register Here

Save the Date for the STEP Program Event

On Saturday, March 4, The STEP (Staging Transition for Every Patient) Program at Children's of Alabama and UAB is teaming with United Ability to answer your questions, help identify adult specialists, assist with care coordination and locate additional services in the community that fit your unique needs. More information about the event can be found below, as well as the link to register.

Register Here

Save the Date for

National Doctors' Day

On March 16, we're celebrating the best doctors in the game! All Children's of Alabama physicians are invited to stop by the Physicians Lounge on Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. to receive a gift and treats as a token of our appreciation for all you do for the patients and families we serve.

Fall AL- AAP Award Winners Announced

The Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) held its annual awards dinner on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Birmingham. Children's of Alabama hosted the dinner for pediatricians around the state.

Congratulations to Jamie Odrezin, MD, for receiving the Wallace Clyde award. Children's

also presented Jacqueline W. Steward. M.D., FAAP, with the Master Pediatrician Award.

Among others who were recognized for their dedication to caring for children in Alabama were Morissa Ladinsky, MD and Candice Dye, MD, both associate professors in General Pediatrics at UAB.

Referral Lab Testing Processes Reminder

Visit the links below to view Children's of Alabama's referred testing registration and Outpatient Laboratory collection hours well as the patient referral form. Please note that lab hours are subject to change based on the needs of the clinics.

Lab Collection Hours
Referred Testing Form

Fax FYIs

Please make note

of the below fax number updates!

Nephrology: 205-638-2517

Department of Surgery: 205-638-2513

Pediatrics East: 205-638-7102


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Physician Link (Issues/Concerns) - 205-638-7479

Children's One Stop (Placement Center and Consultations) - 205-638-7200 or 844-232-5070

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