Headshot of Cliff Booth
May 10, 2024

Living kidney donor Clifton Booth sheds light on his gift of life

Clifton Booth had long considered becoming a living kidney donor, but he wasn’t sure it was the right course of action for him. Then, in fall 2017, he encountered an acquaintance who had been a donor and encouraged Booth to consider it.
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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 7, 2024

Heart transplants gave mother and daughter a second chance at life

People who have received transplants understand that organ transplantation offers a second chance at life. UAB Medicine patients Lucy Emonina and her daughter, Ovuke’ McCoy, share that understanding in a deeper way. They both were born with a serious heart condition and later received heart transplants. Since then, mother and daughter have enjoyed active lives, sharing their stories in various ways and serving as ambassadors for heart health and organ donation awareness.
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African American female smiling at herself in the mirror while applying moisturizer to her face
May 6, 2024

UAB Medicine dermatologists share tips for healthier skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer approaching, it’s a good time to think about your skin care routine and make sure you’re taking steps to keep it healthy.
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Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award Winners
May 3, 2024

2024 Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award winners

UAB Medicine congratulates the 2024 recipients of the Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award, the highest honor available for nursing staff.
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Miranda Curtiss
May 2, 2024

Advice on managing asthma while battling seasonal allergies

Spring allergies can cause major problems for people with asthma; however, there are ways to manage and prevent some allergic outbreaks while living with asthma. UAB Medicine allergist and pulmonologist Miranda Curtiss, M.D., Ph.D., shares her expertise.
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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
May 1, 2024

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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Tabitha Derryberry
April 29, 2024

Liver-kidney transplant helped Tabitha Derryberry overcome years of medical issues

Tabitha Derryberry, 49, is no stranger to chronic medical conditions. She has lupus, an inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks joints, organs, and the skin. And when she was 35, Derryberry learned that her kidneys were failing due to having Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the body’s cells.
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Shellie and John Pascoe at the UAB Women and Infants Center.
April 24, 2024

UAB Medicine welcomes second set of rare double uterus ‘twins’

Shellie Pascoe’s phone started lighting up with messages from family and friends all sharing the same story. A patient at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital had a one-in-a-million pregnancy: She had a double uterus and was pregnant with a baby in each.
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African American female sitting and looking out her window
April 23, 2024

Women can improve their well-being by watching for emotional changes

Men and women experience mental disorders at about the same rate. However, women can experience certain mental illness symptoms more often than men do, and some may be linked to hormonal changes.
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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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