hoskins1Samuel Hoskins, RPA-C, alumnus of the UAB School of Health ProfessionsPhysician Assistant Studies program, has received the 2017 Advanced Practice Clinician Award of Excellence from Bassett Healthcare Network. The award is given annually in recognition of service to the network’s patients, students, colleagues and community.

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Chuck StokesChuck Stokes with Memorial Hermann staffMemorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of longtime and highly accomplished System Chief Operating Officer (COO) Charles “Chuck” D. Stokes to President and CEO of Memorial Hermann, effective immediately. In addition to his role as Executive Vice President and COO, Stokes had been serving as interim President and CEO following the departure of Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., who left the organization in June to pursue his passion in public and health policy.

Stephens Smith JonesMichael E. Stephens with Anita Smith and Harold Jones in 2014Michael E. Stephens, alumnus of the UAB School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Health Administration and the driving force behind the Lakeshore Foundation, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the age of 73.