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

UAB Medicine 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.

Congratulations To Our 2023 Winners
2023 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Awards

Nursing Support Excellence
Wendy McConville, MPH, BSN, OCN, BMTCN – Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Assistant Nurse Manager / Team Lead Excellence
Amy Hyatt, BSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager
Caroline Thompson, BSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager
Emily Allums, BSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager
Janice Kennedy Hardin, BSN, RN – Team Lead
Jennifer Cross, BSN, RN, CNOR – Team Lead
Joe Drain, MSN, RN, CNOR – Team Lead
Katie Mitchell, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC – Assistant Nurse Manager
Kelsey Jones, BSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager
Leslie Williams, MSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager
Mary Talbot Skinner, BSN, RN Level 2, MEDSURG-BC – Assistant Nurse Manager
Rachel Resha, BSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager
Shelia Smith, RN, CNOR – Team Lead
Tyler Tubbs, BSN, RN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Excellence in Nursing
Abagael Chadwell, RN
Carla Sims, RN, OCN
Jennifer Pouyadou, BSN, RN Level 2, MEDSURG-BC
Jessica Clardy, LPN
Kimberly Schober, BSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC
Lillian Lynch, BSN, RN
Madison Jacobs, BSN, RN, CCRN
Madison Shelby, BSN, RN
Maggie Meineke, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC
Malika Combs, LPN
Melissa Fleming, RN
Samuel Robison, MSN, RN Level 2
Yaser Abu Daqa, RN

Patient Care Excellence
Angela Geeslin – Patient Encounter Specialist
Hailey Manakides – Patient Care Technician
Jasmyne Washington – Certified Medical Assistant
Jessica Shaw – Certified Medical Assistant
Jessica Thrower – Patient Care Technician
John Jaramillo – Patient Care Technician
Lisa Hood – Unit Secretary
Nichole Crumpton – Data Processing Specialist
Peterica Hall – Certified Medical Assistant
Shelly Billingsley – Patient Encounter Specialist

Caring Partner Excellence
Denise Usrey – CV Sonographer Tech
Gunnar Hulebak – CV Sonographer Tech
Sarah Kasprow – Athletic Trainer

Leadership Excellence
Emily Wilcutt, BSN, RN – Supervisor
Fayetta Billingsley – Administrative Supervisor
Kesha Thurston, DNP, MSHQS, CRNA – Nurse Manager
Kimberly Scott, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC, LSSGB – Nurse Manager

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