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UAB’s Sarah Shipley Wins National Nursing Award
Congratulations to Sarah Shipley, RN, Nursing Professional Development Specialist with UAB Hospital’s Emergency Department who recently received the CipherHealth Nurse Award for Outstanding Patient Care. The fourth annual Nurses Awards recognize outstanding nurses and nursing teams that are transforming the future of healthcare delivery. Awards were also given for Inspiring Nurse Leader and Excellence in Clinical Practice. Out of more than 300 nominations, Shipley’s story was selected as a winner because she displayed “an extraordinary act of courage and selflessness…, and it served as a testament to the care and leadership she exhibits every day.” Shipley received a plaque and cookie party for her unit.
“Sarah was on her way to work when she encountered a motor vehicle accident where there were multiple injuries. She got out of her vehicle to begin assisting the local fire department with patient care, and it was during her triaging that she discovered an infant under the brake pedal. She immediately started CPR and when EMS arrived, continued CPR all the way to the local Children’s Hospital. She went above and beyond in her efforts to help save the child. This display of caring is something Sarah exhibits every day with our patients, faculty, and staff.”
- Stephanie Woods, Associate Chief Nursing Officer
You can read the press release from CipherHealth here.