The University of Alabama at Birmingham is the Best Family-Friendly Company according to the 2013 Parents’ Choice Awards, a partnership between Birmingham Magazine and Alabama Baby & Child magazine published each spring. More than 5,000 people responded to the magazines’ online survey and entered the businesses and services they thought were the best in 81 categories.
Also tops for UAB, The Women & Infants Center was named Best Birthing Suite and Best Hospital NICU Unit. ArtPlay, the arts education home for UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC) won for Best Kids’ Art Classes. In addition, UAB had a number of runners-up in a variety of categories, including Best Fertility Specialist Janet McLaren, M.D., and G. Wright Bates, M.D.; Best Obstetrician Kim Hoover, M.D.; Best Gynecologist Heather Greer, M.D.; Best Hospital in Which to Give Birth, Best OB/GYN Practice and Best 3D/4D Ultrasound, UAB Women & Infants Center; and Best Kids’ Music Lessons, Best Theatre Group Classes and Best Day Camp, ArtPlay.