Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. 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, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, it is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. 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.
Media Relations Information
The Media Relations Team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist reporters. To reach our team, please call or send a text message to 205-800-4052.
To protect the privacy rights of Children's patients and their families, a member of the Corporate Communications department must accompany any member of the news media visiting our hospital or satellite offices.
How to Schedule an Interview
All interviews with Children’s physicians, employees, patients and patient families must be requested through a member of the Media Relations Team and should be scheduled in advance whenever possible. To reach our team, please call or send a text message to 205-800-4052.
Children’s is staffed by regionally- and nationally-known experts in a wide range of childhood diseases, treatment programs and services who are available to speak on topics.
How to Request a Patient Condition
A member of the Media Relations team is available to obtain condition updates around-the-clock. To request a patient’s condition, please call or send a text message to 205-800-4052.
Our Media Relations Team
The Media Relations Team is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist reporters. To reach our team, please contact the hospital operator at 205-800-4052, who will forward your message to the Media Relations representative on call.
Garland Stansell, APR
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