University of Alabama at Birmingham as chief nursing officer.Amy Beard, MSN, R.N., NEA-BC, has joined Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics at the
Beard is a board-certified nurse executive with more than 24 years of extensive operational and clinical leadership experience. She has served at all leadership levels, most recently as the chief nursing officer of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Beard served as a board member and vice president of Alabama Maternity, Inc.; president of the Birmingham Region of Nurse Leaders; board member for March of Dimes of Greater Birmingham; and on Samford University’s School of Nursing Advisory Board.
“We are lucky to add a leader of Amy’s caliber onto our team,” said Rett Grover, CEO of UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics. “She has focused her distinguished career on quality patient care, and I know this expertise will benefit our organization and have an impact for years to come.”
Beard earned her Master of Science degree in nursing with a concentration in executive nursing administration from the University of South Alabama and her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Jacksonville State University. She is also a graduate of Momentum, an esteemed women’s leadership program.
“I was drawn to UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and Clinics because of the organization’s prestigious reputation and rich history as a topnotch provider of specialty care in the country,” Beard said. “Working with this organization allows me to continue to dedicate myself to providing the highest level of quality care and patient satisfaction.”
Beard replaces Myra Aultman, who served as chief nursing officer for 10 years and recently retired.