UABSON alumni lead Children’s of Alabama

Photo of Andy Loehr and Delicia Mason

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard

Two University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumni have been named to leadership roles at Children’s of Alabama. Andy Loehr, DNP, RN, CNP (DNP 2018), is Chief Operating Officer and Delicia Mason, MSN, RN, NEA-BC (MSN 2014), is Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.

Loehr joined Children’s in 2014 as the Vice President of Nursing Operations. He was promoted to Chief Nursing Officer in 2020 and added the role of Senior Vice President of Operation in 2021. Before joining Children’s, he was a staff registered nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner and a nursing director at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. He began his career at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas as a staff registered nurse in hematology-oncology. After earning his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the School, Loehr completed a fellowship in nursing leadership with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, now the American Organization for Nurse Leadership.

Mason has served in many roles at Children’s of Alabama. In 1998, she started as a staff nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and has worked as a charge nurse, unit educator, quality outcomes coordinator, Division Director of Inpatient Nursing and the Emergency Department, and mostly recently Vice President of Nursing Operations. She earned a master’s degree in Nursing Health Systems Administration from the School.

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