2020 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award Winners

UAB Medicine congratulates the 2020 recipients of the Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award, the highest honor available for nursing staff within UAB Health System.

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, which begins each year on May 6 and concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

UAB Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Terri Poe commends recipients of this prestigious award for their dedication to improving patient care. She says they live UAB Medicine’s Core Values through their continual display of accountability, compassion, integrity, and collaboration.


Leadership Excellence
Kelly Williams, MSN, RN, NE-BC – GI Services
Lynne Class, MSN, RN, NE-BC – Peri-Op
Sasha Harris, MSN, MSQHA – GMID

Excellence in Nursing
Tonya Clarke, LPN – Endocrinology
Kristina Collins, BSN, RN – MICU
Taylor Floyd, BSN, RN – HSP3
Victoria Godber, BSN, RN – SICU
Alex Jackson-Fowler, MSN, BSN, RN – 9S GMID
Mallory Leeman, BSN, RN – RNICU
Ashley Milam, BSN, RN-BC – P9
Marguerite Miller, BSN, RN, GRN-BC – 4M Ace
Sheila Montgomery, EdD, BSN, RN – NICU
Lisa Roper, BSN, RN – Maternity Care at Western Health
Sara Taylor, MSN, FNP-BC – CCN

Nursing Practice Specialist
Steven Kaler, MSN, RNFA, CNOR – Peri-Op
Sandra Powell, MSHA, BSN, RN-BC – Center for Nursing Excellence

Caring Partner Excellence
Jessica Cisco, MSHQS, BSN, RN, SCRN, ASC-BC – NICU

Clinical Support
Jeremy Cofield, US, EMT – ABTX
Delois Davison – 9S
LaPorsha Evans-Foster – L&D/MEU
Rachelle Morrall – Echo Lab
Casey Farris, PES – Cardiology
Jani Quick, CCMA – Gardendale Specialty
Steve Smith, RT – Cath Lab
Rosalyn Willingham – M7

Assistant Nurse Manager / Team Lead Excellence
Jana Amberson, BSN, RN-BC – HSP3
Rachel Glass, BSN, RN – HICU
Lauren Howard, BSN, RN – 9N
Tonya Lee, BSN, RN – TBNU
Stephanie Melton, BSN, RN – Structural Heart & Valve Clinic
Lakeshia Moton, BSN, RN – NICU
Dillon Serafini, BSN, RN-BC – P9
Stephanie Smith, MSN, BSN, RN-BC – GMID
Max Weeks, BSN, RN – GISU

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