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BIRMINGHAM (Nov. 5, 2020) – Pell City Pediatrics is celebrating 25 years of pediatric healthcare. The office opened in December 1995 as Children’s of Alabama’s first stand-alone primary care practice and the first fully pediatric practice in St. Clair County.
In 2020, Pell City Pediatrics received Patient Centered Medical Home certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. The pediatric practice also partnered with Reach Out & Read - Alabama, a program that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
“Pell City was our first experience with a community pediatric practice,” said Tom Shufflebarger, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer at Children’s of Alabama. “Not only did we do something great for the area by recruiting a much-needed pediatrician, it became the test site for a concept that ultimately grew into an important part of Children’s of Alabama. Thanks to Dr. Siddiqui for her vision and determination.”
Patients are treated by Dr. Rubina Siddiqui, who has been with Pell City Pediatrics since the practice opened its doors, Dr. Irfan Rahim and Dr. Farzana Malik.
Pell City Pediatrics celebrated its anniversary on Nov. 4 with staff, physicians and Children’s of Alabama senior leadership. The office is located at 2850 Dr. John Haynes Drive in Pell City.
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 centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s of Alabama’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.