Careers News

Floyd Lawson and Andrew Edwards, M.D.
June 5, 2024

CPR and AED save life of gym regular with help from UAB physician

For Floyd Lawson, it started off as a normal weekend workout at his local YMCA branch. A veteran, husband, grandfather and gym regular, Lawson usually spends two hours or so at the gym doing cardio, stretching, lifting weights and then a visit to the steam room. To say he is active and in good health is an understatement.
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Gracie Hinds, Kathryn Hardin, Kelsey Moon
May 21, 2024

UAB Nursing celebrates the achievements of Cohort 22 Nurse Residency grads

UAB Nursing would like to congratulate the latest nurse residents on completing their program. The Nurse Residency is a comprehensive, 12-month program for newly licensed nurses that helps them transition into more competent clinical practice.
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UAB Medicine Primary Care new Lee Branch location ribbon cutting
May 16, 2024

UAB Medicine Primary Care moves to new Lee Branch location with expanded services

The University of Alabama at Birmingham celebrated the relocation and expansion of services of its primary care clinic in the Birmingham area today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new clinic location in Lee Branch. The staff at UAB Medicine Lee Branch Primary and Specialty Care will see adult patients for a wide range of […]
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UAB Medicine ranked No. 3 health care brand in U.S. and first locally WP image
May 14, 2024

UAB Medicine ranked No. 3 health care brand in U.S. and first locally

UAB Medicine was ranked the No. 3 health care brand in the country and No. 1 in the Birmingham area by independent consulting firm Monigle, in its seventh annual Humanizing Brand Experience research report. The study surveyed over 26,000 consumers and evaluated 209 health care brands across 66 U.S. markets.
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Kallie McDonald
May 13, 2024

Infusion nurse draws inspiration from mother’s cancer journey to fuel nursing career

While most 10-year-olds are focused on sports, school and socializing with friends, Kallie McDonald was by her mother’s side, holding her hand in support during a challenging health journey. While her mom was receiving treatments for ovarian cancer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
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May 9, 2024

Three critical-care units earn Beacon Awards for Excellence

UAB Medicine’s Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) and Acute Trauma Care Unit (ATCU) each received a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). These awards recognize units that distinguish themselves by providing high-quality patient care in a healthy work environment. With these latest honors, UAB Medicine’s critical-care nursing units have earned five Beacon Awards over the past four years.
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May 1, 2024

Newsweek ranks UAB No. 48 in U.S. on World’s Best Hospitals list

UAB Hospital is ranked No. 48 in the United States on Newsweek magazine’s 2024 list of the World’s Best Hospitals, which studied data from 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries. Though not listed among the top 250 worldwide, UAB ranked within the top 50 out of 412 U.S. hospitals surveyed.
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John Petrov

Petrov named among ‘CHROs to Know’ for 2024 by Becker’s

Becker’s Hospital Review named UAB Medicine Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) John Petrov to its 2024 list of CHROs and Chief People Officers to Know. According to Becker’s, the leaders on the list have a “wide range of responsibilities, including oversight of recruitment, retention, compensation, benefits, development, and much more. As top human resources executives, […]
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UAB Hospital staff celebrate receiving sixth consecutive Magnet designation
April 23, 2024

UAB Hospital recognized with Magnet nursing designation for record sixth consecutive time

UAB Hospital, which includes UAB Highlands Hospital and UAB’s outpatient clinics, was granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization today for the sixth consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®. UAB Hospital is only the 19th hospital worldwide to receive this designation six consecutive times and is the only hospital in Alabama designated a Magnet organization.
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Christina Humphrey, LMSW
April 9, 2024

UAB social worker honored as a Legacy of Laura Healthcare Hero

Christina Humphrey, LMSW, a UAB social worker who serves gynecologic oncology patients, has been named a Legacy of Laura Healthcare Hero for 2024. This award is presented annually by the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation to a health care professional who fosters hope, compassion, positivity, and strength among patients with gynecologic cancer and survivors. A licensed […]
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André Lessears and Somali Nguyen
April 4, 2024

Two from UAB recognized with Leaders in Diversity Awards by BBJ

Two individuals from UAB Medicine and the UAB School of Nursing were honored with Leaders in Diversity Awards for 2024 by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ): André Lessears – chief diversity officer, UAB Medicine and Somali Nguyen – assistant professor and nurse practitioner, UAB School of Nursing.
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UAB Employee Janie Roberson
March 27, 2024

One of UAB Medicine’s longest-serving employees reflects on medical advances and professional growth

The annual UAB Medicine Service Awards recognize employees for years of faithful service and acknowledge the special contributions they make to our organization. As part of the 2023 recognition, Janie Roberson – senior director of Anatomic Pathology, Laboratory Quality, and the Cellular Therapy Laboratory – looks back on her nearly 46 years at UAB.
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