UAB Hospital http://apr.org en Ala. Hospital Patient Tests Positive For Legionella http://apr.org/post/ala-hospital-patient-tests-positive-legionella <p></p><p>University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital officials say another patient has tested positive for a bacteria that can lead to a type of pneumonia.</p><p>UAB Hospital officials said Thursday that a ninth patient tested positive for legionella bacteria. The Jefferson County Department of Health has also said a hospital visitor tested positive for the bacteria.</p><p>Two of the eight patients who initially tested positive for legionella later died. Their causes of death are unclear.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:58:56 +0000 The Associated Press 53792 at http://apr.org Ala. Hospital Patient Tests Positive For Legionella Ala. Children's Hospital Begins Organ Transplants http://apr.org/post/ala-childrens-hospital-begins-organ-transplants <P>Officials at Children's of Alabama have announced the hospital has begun performing organ transplants.</P> <P>Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Bowers says the hospital performed its first heart transplant earlier this week.</P> <P>Before getting approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing, patients who needed heart, liver or kidney transplants were transferred from Children's to UAB Hospital, then back to Children's of Alabama for post-operative treatment.</P> <P>The procedures are being done in the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, a $400 million facility Children's of Alabama Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:38:57 +0000 The Associated Press 26815 at http://apr.org Ala. Children's Hospital Begins Organ Transplants