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Exterior photo of University Hospital at night
February 5, 2019

Heroes of the 2019 NO-meggadon

It might not have snowed, but we still had FUN!
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Exterior of UAB Hospital in the evening
January 15, 2019

UAB Medicine Again Named a Great Place to Work in Health Care

UAB Medicine has been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review for the fifth year in a row, the only Alabama-based health care entity to be so honored. The list recognizes hospitals, health systems and organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.
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Terri Poe holding award, honored by Alabama State Nurses Association
December 7, 2018

Terri Poe Honored by Alabama State Nurses Association

UAB Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Terri Poe, DNP, RN, NE-BC, was awarded the 2018 “Outstanding Nursing Administrator Acadame or Service Award” from the Alabama State Nurses Association in October.
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Group photo of nurses in blue scrubs from the UAB Outpatient Clinical Decision Unit (OCDU)
October 22, 2018

Outpatient Clinical Decision Unit Expands Capacity with Move to New Space

The UAB Outpatient Clinical Decision Unit (OCDU) expanded in early September, relocating to P7 in the West Pavilion and greatly increasing its capacity to 51 observation and treatment spaces. Formally created in July 2015 to help ease demand for inpatient beds, the unit delivers nursing-driven care for non-emergency patients who need more attention than an outpatient visit provides but less than a full hospital admission.
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2018 Best of Birmingham logo
October 10, 2018

UAB Medicine is City’s Best Medical or Healthcare Workplace

UAB Medicine is the Best Medical or Healthcare Workplace and the Best Workplace for Technology/Research according to the 2018 Best of Birmingham awards, which are voted on by readers of Birmingham magazine and featured in its September edition.
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Nurses in auditorium holding posters that say "Nurses Support Their Young"
October 3, 2018

UAB Nurses Join #NursesSupportTheirYoung

UAB nurse leaders recently discussed how to confront and stop workplace bullying. By joining #NursesSupportTheirYoung, they pledged to reinforce kindness, compassion, and civility in the workplace. Take a moment to consider how you can support those around you, sign the pledge along with us, and don’t be afraid to speak up if you feel that you’ve witnessed bullying or been bullied yourself.
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ACE Unit Group photo
August 7, 2018

UAB Acute Care for Elders Unit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The UAB Medicine Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit, the first such specialty unit in Alabama, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Supported by UAB Hospital-Highlands and the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, the unit was created to address geriatric syndromes that can negatively impact outcomes for frail, older adult patients during a hospitalization.
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Employees Ride in Cycliad Event to Support One of Their Own
July 31, 2018

Employees Ride in Cycliad Event to Support One of Their Own

UAB Medicine staff are known for their compassion toward patients and coworkers alike during difficult times. So when one of the nurses in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital Infusion Clinic was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year, fellow employees stepped up to show their support.
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Three UAB Nurses Recognized for Excellence and Advancement
June 26, 2018

Three UAB Nurses Recognized for Excellence and Advancement

UAB Medicine nurses do extraordinary things every day, going above and beyond for our patients and living our Core Values. Their stories of excellence are passed along too seldom, so let’s give kudos to the three nurses highlighted below, who each earned recognition for devoting themselves to advancing the profession and furthering their education.
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Brenda Peoples and Lovie Ivory
May 24, 2018

Nurses Make Hard Situation Joyful for Patient and Partner

Nurses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are known for providing exceptional care and going above and beyond for their patients. Brenda Peoples, a patient undergoing acute leukemia care in UAB’s Hematology/Oncology unit, experienced just how far her nurses were willing to go to bring her and her boyfriend a special moment of happiness that could impact them for a lifetime.
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Nurses wearing green shirts and dancing
May 24, 2018

UAB Nurses Celebrate Nurses Week 2018

UAB Medicine nursing services staff celebrated at a variety of events May 6 – 12. Between unit happenings, talent shows, award ceremonies, and BHAM Nurses Night Out, there was plenty to participate in. Thanks to all our nurses for all that you do!
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Nurse Michael Lovelace (left) and critical care nurse Ken Harris (right). Photo courtesy of Michael Lovelace
May 16, 2018

Nurse’s Colleagues Use the CPR He Taught Them to Save His Life

Nurse Michael Lovelace has been training his colleagues in high-quality CPR for more than three decades, including the past 16 years in the emergency department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
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