Dear Friends of
Children’s of Alabama,
In 2016, as in years past, we continued to carry out our mission of providing top-tier health services to all children in an environment that fosters excellence in research and medical education.
Our continued focus on improving children’s health in our backyard and worldwide resulted in the expansion of our hematology-oncology clinic, bettering our ability to treat patients with cancer and blood disorders while advancing our patient- and family-centered care initiative.
Through our academic partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), we welcomed a new genomics clinic that uses sophisticated DNA sequencing to determine diagnoses for patients with rare or unusual conditions, providing vital information to families who are searching for answers.
Our Global Surgery Program, now entering its fourth year, enhances our surgical and medical expertise through collaborative, reciprocal arrangements with medical communities in targeted parts of the world. And, for the seventh consecutive year, Children’s was named among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report – an honor that inspires and motivates us to raise the bar higher every day.
Achievements were celebrated and challenges were met with resolve. Our strong culture of safety continues to grow along with advances in technology and patient care, all spearheaded by our dedicated staff who believe in our mission and keep us moving ever forward. Our children benefit from the brightest minds, the most skilled hands and most compassionate hearts in pediatric medicine.
We are proud of the strides and accomplishments made in 2016, but our work is never done. A new year requires us all to do our part well and work in collaboration. As we look to the future, we will continue to build on the strength within our walls and welcome the opportunities that await us in 2017.
Wm. Michael Warren Jr., President and CEO