Compassionate, Quality Healthcare For All Stages of a Woman's Life

At Baptist Health, women have a place they can turn for compassionate, quality healthcare throughout all stages of their lives. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services that address nearly any medical need, across the continuum of a woman's life.

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Healing Broken Hearts for Our Patients and Their Families

Baptist Medical Center South recently received two American Heart Association top performance awards for quality of care under the association's Get With The Guidelines in hospital-based quality improvement programs and is a Blue Cross Center of Distinction.

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Overcome the Pains that Ail You

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Offering Patients Innovative & Quality Care for Neuroscience Patients

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Offering Patients Innovative & Quality Care for Neuroscience Patients

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Palliative Care

Palliative care is the medical specialty, offered to inpatients at Baptist Medical Center South, that focuses on relief of the pain and other symptoms of serious, life-threatening illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care is appropriate at any point in an illness. It can be provided at the same time as curative treatment.

Palliative care at Baptist Medical Center South offers patients:

  • Relief from symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea and loss of appetite
  • Strength to carry on with daily life
  • Improved ability to tolerate medical treatments
  • Better understanding of your condition and your choices for medical care

At Baptist Medical Center South, our board-certified palliative care team includes physicians, nurses, pastoral care and social workers. Together with your own doctor, we make sure that you receive:

  • Expert treatment of your pain and symptoms
  • Close communication about your illness and treatment choices
  • Coordination of your care among all of your healthcare providers
  • Emotional and spiritual support for you and your family
  • Referral and coordination of home care services

You may already have been referred to the palliative care team, but if not, just ask your doctor for a referral. We work together with your primary care physician, so you will not have to give up your own doctor. For more information, please call the Baptist Health palliative care team at (334) 451-1693.