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Medical Association Unveils ‘Your Care is at Our Core,’ Emphasizing Personal Connection in Health Care

83% of Alabamians Agree: Doctor-Patient Relationship is ‘Central’ to Health A strong bond between doctors and patients leads to better health care, say Alabama doctors. A new awareness campaign launched by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama called “Your Care is at Our Core” reinforces this important message. A doctor-patient relationship based on […]

Gov. Ivey Declares March 30 “Doctors Day” in Alabama, Doctors Share Stories of Why They Became Physicians

Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed March 30 as “Doctors Day” in Alabama and doctors are celebrating the occasion by sharing personal stories about why they chose medicine for their profession. In a video released by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, several doctors say as they were growing up it was their own doctors who […]

What’s Behind the Curtain? Federal Agencies Seek Transparency Regarding Health Provider Ownership

By: Jessie L. Bekker, Burr & Forman LLP Market analysts reported a decline in mergers & acquisitions in the health care industry in2023 as compared to pre-pandemic trends—a perhaps unsurprising development amid 7% orhigher interest rates. The federal government, however, is now taking notice of who’s behind theongoing trend toward health care consolidation. On March […]

Statement by the Medical Association of Alabama on the Recent Alabama Supreme Court Ruling on the Legal Status of Embryos

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama expresses concern over the recent Alabama Supreme Court decision regarding the legal status of embryos, as it relates to In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures that may result in a woman becoming pregnant.  The significance of this decision impacts all Alabamians and will likely lead to fewer babies—children, grandchildren, […]

OCR Issues Guidance on Visitation Discrimination
in Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities

By: Angie C. Smith, Burr & Forman LLP Visitation in long-term care facilities and hospitals received a lot of attention during COVIDbecause of facility closures that led to limited visitation, and it is now a topic of interest for theOffice of Civil Rights (OCR) due to discrimination concerns. On January 25, 2024, OCR issuedguidance to […]

Dr. Regina Benjamin: A Trailblazer in Medicine Honored with the Samuel Buford Word Award

In the realm of healthcare, the name Dr. Regina Benjamin resonates as a beacon of inspiration and change. As the first African American President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Benjamin’s illustrious career is marked by a profound commitment to service, advocacy, […]

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