MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — It’s a big day for medical care in Mobile. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and others will break ground on a new trauma center in Mobile.
Here’s a news release:
With contributions of $4 million from the state and a private donation of $5 million from local businessman and philanthropist Bert Meisler, USA Health and University of South Alabama officials along with Gov. Kay Ivey plan to break ground on the Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at University Hospital at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2018.
Planned for the Spring of 2020, the new construction and renovation will expand and modernize the current space, enhancing the hospital’s ability to accommodate patients with traumatic injuries and respond to mass casualty situations in the region. The center is named for Fanny Meisler, the late wife of Bert Meisler, who announced a $5 million gift to USA Health earlier this year.
Gov. Ivey announced the economic development grant of $4 million in August 2017 for the trauma center, recognizing the need for expansion of University Hospital’s existing Emergency Department. –University of South Alabama Hospitals News release.