Carraway Hospital in trouble

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by patters1111, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. patters1111

    patters1111 Junior Member
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    Oct 9, 2001
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    FWI: From what I hear Carraway in Birmingham, AL is in serious trouble. They had a meeting at the hospital. They fell from level 1 to level 3. Lost the OBGYN and the ORs are dropping from 16 to 4. The residents are in big trouble also.
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  2. BamaAlum

    10+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2001
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    Unfortunately what you said is true. Carraway is on their way out I'm afraid. Bessemer-Carraway was recently bought out by UAB so that saved them, but I don't think the main hospital will be so lucky. They were recently bought out by a for-profit, I believe. UAB's new hospital will be able to accomodate much more trauma and will likely take away even further from Carraway's dwindling trauma load.

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