DCH Regional Medical Center

Stan Ingold / Alabama Public Radio

All year long the APR news team has been looking at rural health across the state. One of the major problems is that rural residents lack access to medical care. A big reason for this is a lack of doctors. However, there is an effort underway to try to address the issue. The University of Alabama has something called the rural medical scholars program and it is bringing the next generation of doctors who will be practicing in rural Alabama.

Sexual Assault Nurse Program Planned For Tuscaloosa

Aug 31, 2017
Katie Willem

A national news story may help to spark change in Tuscaloosa. Work is underway to offer a new service following the suicide of former University of Alabama student Megan Rondini. APR Student reporter Katie Willem has more on the program called SANE…

“Have you ever seen a SANE facility before? Let’s do that. Yeah, let’s do that.”

That’s Meg McGlamery. She’s the Executive Director at the Crisis Center in Birmingham. This includes what’s called a SANE facility. SANE is short for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. One of the first things you notice is the art on the walls.   

DCH Prepares For Cuts - Web Exclusive

Oct 10, 2013
DHC

Officials say DCH Regional Medical Center is preparing itself for major federal government cuts possibly totaling near 25 million dollars. They say there is a chance even more cuts could be on the way. DCH Communication Director Brad Fisher says the government may not realize the impact of implementing multiple cuts at one time.