Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, presented annually by the President of the United States, has been awarded to Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Two alumni of the UAB School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Health Administration program hold significant roles in the hospital and the health system.The prestigious
Chuck Stokes (MSHA Class 17) is EVP/COO of the Memorial Hermann Health System, and Kate Willis (MSHA Class 49) is the director of Service Line Operations for Sugar Land Hospital.
“We’ve always seen our overarching strength as ‘family caring for family’ and this recognition doesn’t happen without the commitment and dedication of every member of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land family,” said Greg Haralson, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land.
Kilgore, who serves as director of Administration and Personnel for the Southeast Region of the CAP, was promoted on December 1, 2016. The Southeast Region Command supports more than 8,000 members in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Here is our Q&A with Moffett about the Boger Award honor, his work and what he calls the “most coveted currency on the planet.”
Ten students from the UAB School of Health Professions were named UAB National Alumni Society 2016 Scholarship Recipients including four who received the License to Learn Scholarship.
McKinley Barnett and Kaitlyn Thompson, students in the Health Care Management program, Danielle Winston, a student in the Biomedical Sciences program, and Menet-Allah Elbahrawi, a student minoring in Nutrition Sciences each earned the License to Learn Scholarship.
Other scholarship recipients included:
Name: Rebecca Shapiro
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
Graduate Program: UAB Genetic Counseling, Class of 2017
UAB SHP: Why did you choose UAB Genetic Counseling?
- Special Equestrians (helping with horse therapy sessions)
- Grace House's 3rd annual Pumpkin Festival (working game stations)
- Christian Service Mission (organizing food donations in food pantry and equipment in workshop)
- AMBUCS (organizing supplies, restoring adaptive trikes)
- Athleta at the Summit (fitness screenings and talking with people about the #ChoosePT campaign)
- UAB Hill Center (collecting clothing for patients in need at UAB's Spain Rehab's Inpatient Department)
“Their village is very remote and there are no clinics or hospitals nearby so their access to health care is extremely limited,” said Bellamy Hawkins, a student in the Physician Assistant Studies program. “Plus, the families struggle to find work which keeps them impoverished and leaves them unable to afford to travel or pay for healthcare.”
At this time, UAB PA was one of only two programs in the United States so Marvin moved to Birmingham where he met his wife Billie (who also became a PA) and gained invaluable support and experience from the faculty team at UAB.
Marvin and Billie have been practicing PA’s for more than 40 years, with their first 10 years of practice in rural areas. In that time they established eight thriving urgent care facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, and raised two wonderful children, Samdon and Layme.
Program: Doctor of Physical Therapy