The awards luncheon was held on August 31 in conjunction with the organization’s annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo.
Greater Shelby Chamber Chief Executive Officer Kirk Mancer said both events promoted healthy living in Shelby County by honoring its local health care professionals.
“The fact that the we are the healthiest (county) in the state is a reflection of the work our health care professionals do,” Mancer said. “(The Chamber’s) Health Care Work Group decided that recognizing the health care professionals who provide care to this county is an important program to undertake.”
The UAB School of Nursing is ranked 13th in overall graduate programs, among the top five public schools of nursing in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and offers innovative bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, including the state’s only PhD in Nursing degree and a DNP degree offering BSN, MSN and Nurse Anesthesia Pathways; more than 10 specialty nurse practitioner tracks, advanced nursing executive majors in administration and informatics, and an Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) for students who already have one degree.