UAB Medicine

December 10, 2012

UAB Medicine's Best of 2012

Best of UAB Medicine 2012
As the year draws to a close, we look back on some of UAB Medicine’s most outstanding accomplishments, innovations, and awards. Here are 10 of our most memorable moments.

High Schooler Gets New Lease on Life
A new way to repair heart defects helps high schooler Dylan Fields get back to class and the sports he loves. Learn more about his melody valve procedure.  

UAB Nursing Attains Excellence
Fewer than 2% of nursing staffs can call themselves Magnet, a designation that denotes nursing excellence. The nurses at UAB Hospital achieved this status for the third consecutive time. Learn more about UAB’s commitment to nursing excellence.

UAB professor named American Heart Association President
UAB’s Donna Arnett, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, is named president of the American Heart Association. Get to know Dr. Arnett.

Blocked Artery Doesn’t Slow NASCAR Fan
A robotically-assisted heart surgery helps avid racing fan Jay Savage get to Talladega Superspeedway on time. Read his story

UAB Physicians Voted Best Doctors in America
325 UAB physicians in 65 specialties are recognized as Best Doctors in America, as voted by their peers. See who made the list.

New Valve Procedure Saves Lives
UAB is the first hospital in the state to perform a new, minimally-invasive valve procedure called TAVR. Discover more about TAVR.

Extending Cancer Collaboration
The UAB Cancer Care Network expands our nationally renowned cancer care to Ft. Walton Beach and Marshall Medical Centers. Learn more about our reach.

Grant Awarded to Decrease Cancer Care Costs
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center receives a $15 million grant to create a national model for decreasing the cost of cancer care. Get more information.

Making a New Home for Women’s Services
UAB’s women’s services has a new, state-of-the-art home in our award-winning Women & Infants Center. Learn about our amenities and services.

Birmingham Parents Choose UAB
UAB took top spots in Best Fertility Specialist, Best Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Best Family-Friendly Company, and Best Family Corporation in Alabama Baby & Child and Birmingham Magazine’s joint 2012 Parent’s Choice Awards. Discover our other awards.