Nursing News

Dale Davis, RN
August 29, 2023

UAB nurse Dale Davis ends retirement to return to the bedside

Dale Davis, RN, BSN, is having a full-circle moment. He retired in July 2023 after 29 years at UAB Medicine, but after just one week, Davis returned to work where his UAB career first began: in the UAB Emergency Department as a nurse.
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doctor and patient discussing clinical trials
August 8, 2023

Clinical trials are the path to safer and more effective health care

Imagine choosing from among medicines and treatments that made bold claims about managing or curing serious conditions without knowing which could be taken seriously. If drugs and treatments were not studied and held to consistent standards, it would be up to patients to make a guess based on word of mouth, advertising messages, simple observations, and folk wisdom. Thanks to clinical trials, we don’t have to guess.
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STEP program teen in wheelchair will move to adult care
June 27, 2023

STEP program marks three years of helping teens move to adult care

The Staging Transition for Every Patient (STEP) program helps teenagers with chronic and complex childhood medical conditions move to adult health care. Launched in 2020 in the Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital, the program has made major progress in caring for some of the state’s most vulnerable patients.
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Open dialogue event for cervical cancer community flyer
June 5, 2023

UAB hosts open dialogue event for cervical cancer community

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center invites those impacted by cervical cancer and their families to attend the CeMe Conversations event on Wednesday, June 14.
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Employee sitting at desk, viewing several monitors in front of her
May 18, 2023

Nurses use telehealth to improve service and patient outcomes

Digital technology is used throughout UAB Medicine for virtual visits, remote patient monitoring, treatment procedures, collecting and using patient data, and much more. In recent years, nursing at UAB Medicine has made greater use of telehealth with approaches that are here to stay – at the bedside, in clinics, and in patients’ homes. These new approaches also help nurses provide more flexible patient care and make better use of the knowledge that experienced nurses have.
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Group photo of nurses in blue scrubs for Nurses Week
May 16, 2023

UAB Medicine celebrates Nurses Week 2023 with fun events

UAB Medicine nursing staff celebrated at a variety of events this May during Nurses Week 2023. The activities included photo booths, a vendor fair, an award ceremony, an employee picnic, and the big event: UAB Nurses Night Out. It was all about recognizing our nurses for consistently giving their best to care for patients and […]
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2022 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award Winners
May 8, 2023

2023 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award Winners

UAB Medicine congratulates the 2023 recipients of the Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award, the highest honor available for nursing staff. Each year, professional nurses and nursing support staff are considered for this award based upon nursing knowledge, technical skills, and clinical leadership. The awards are presented during the American Nurses Association’s annual National Nurses Week, […]
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Group photo of nurses
May 2, 2023

Nursing Communication HCAHPS Top Scores: FY23 Quarter 1

The Nursing Communication HCAHPS performance domain is a key measure of delivering excellent care and achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Congratulations to the units listed below on earning Level 5 in Nursing Communication during the past quarter! Your hard work and dedication directly contributed to the highest levels of satisfaction among UAB Medicine patients […]
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UAB Building exterior
April 10, 2023

UAB Medicine Named Among 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker’s Healthcare has named UAB Medicine as one of the nation’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare for 2023. This annual list highlights hospitals, health systems, and medical centers that set themselves apart in the industry by investing in employees’ well-being, satisfaction, and fulfillment.
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John White - Daisy Award
April 4, 2023

DAISY Winner – John White, RN

We are pleased to announce the most recent UAB Medicine DAISY Award, recognizing the extraordinary care and compassion that nurses provide for patients and families every day. Submissions and stories are reviewed each month, and then the winner is surprised at a special ceremony. You can submit a DAISY nurse nomination using the online form. Click […]
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Heartbeat Bottle
March 22, 2023

Heartbeat in a Bottle: UAB Nurse Creates Keepsake to Support Grieving Families

The loss of a loved one can be hard. It may be one of the most difficult experiences in a person’s life. Felicia Vaughn, a registered nurse at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, is supporting grieving families in a special way — with a heartbeat in a bottle. Vaughn takes a […]
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UAB ICVU level 5 Q4 2022
March 15, 2023

Nursing Communication HCAHPS Top Scores: FY22 Quarter 4

The Nursing Communication HCAHPS performance domain is a key measure of delivering excellent care and achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Congratulations to the units listed below on earning Level 5 in Nursing Communication during the past quarter! Your hard work and dedication directly contributed to the highest levels of satisfaction among UAB Medicine patients […]
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