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Children's of Alabama Welcomes New PACU, One Day Surgery Director
BIRMINGHAM – Children’s of Alabama has promoted Tonia Crump to director of its One Day Surgery department and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).

Crump joined Children’s in 1991 and most recently served as the PACU nurse clinician in the Surgical Services department, a post she had held since 2001. Crump resides in Hayden. Children’s One Day Surgery department, also referred to as same-day or outpatient surgery, involves surgical procedures that require two hours or less and a short recovery time in the PACU, or Recovery Room.

About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical care centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youth from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available online at