Boohaker Andrea cropDepartment of Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner Andrea Boohaker, MSN, has been named a 2021 Health Care Hero.

UAB football coach Bill Clark and quarterback Tyler Johnston III delivered all 12 UAB Health Care Heroes four tickets to the UAB inaugural football game in Protective Stadium. These awardees were selected as Health Care Heroes as they were named 2021 UAB Medicine Excellence Award winners.

Health Care Heroes were thanked for their contributions to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has continued for almost two years. At the start of the pandemic, no one foresaw the great hurdles that were ahead, but many within UAB and UAB Medicine arose to the challenge.

“Our faculty, staff, and trainees have truly risen to meet the greater needs of the health system during the course of this pandemic, and we are truly grateful for the ways that they have gone above and beyond,” said James Markert, M.D., MPH, James Garber Galbraith Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery.

The department would like to extend its thanks to Boohaker and each employee who has gone, and continues to go, above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic.