As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified in Alabama over the past month, UAB has emerged as one of the state’s most vital institutions in the fight to combat the disease.

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Dr. Will Ferniany Opens in a new window, CEO of UAB Health System, recently spoke with the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) about how his organization is battling the crisis, gauging its potential financial impact and managing its equipment supplies, among other topics.

In addition to participating in global clinical trial for a treatment and testing a potential vaccine, UAB is also caring for the highest number of COVID-19 patients of any hospital in the state. As of March 31, the health system reported 52 in-house, confirmed COVID-19 patients, down from a high of 62 on March 26.

The UAB medical enterprise Opens in a new window, part of The University of Alabama System, is a national leader in patient care, research and training. UAB Hospital is the nation’s third largest public hospital and claims a global leadership position in precision medicine.

Read the BBJ interview with Dr. Ferniany Opens in a new window.