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  • Alumni Awards

    Every day, Moffett nurses change the world through their courageous and compassionate actions. The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing presents two annual awards to identify and celebrate those defining characteristics of Moffett nurses.

    photo of nursing award winner with Dr. Andy Westmoreland

    Courage to Care Awards+

    The Courage to Care Awards are purposed to recognize and honor Birmingham Baptist Hospital (BBH) and Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing alumni who exemplify the courage to care through their past or current practice as a registered nurse or advanced practice nurse.

    Criteria+

    Any Birmingham Baptist Hospital or Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing alumnus whose practice exemplifies the Moffett Maxims for excellence in nursing practice and patient care delivery as presented by the following criteria:

    • Provides leadership that builds self confidence in everyone
    • Provides leadership that does not tolerate mediocrity and insensitivity
    • Demonstrates values through words and actions
    • Exemplifies compassion by taking action, even at the sacrifice of one's own comfort and convenience
    • Exemplifies servant leadership
    • Demonstrates responsibility for creating a caring environment, modeling the principle: "The patient first, the institution second, and self last."

    Download the Nomination Packet.

    Courage to Care Awards Gala+

    Join us for an elegant evening as we honor outstanding Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing and Birmingham Baptist Hospital School of Nursing alumni with Courage to Care Awards. In addition, one extraordinary alumna will be presented with the Ida V. Moffett Living Legacy Award. It will be a special night that you won't want to miss!

    Save the Date

    Friday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.
    B&A Warehouse.
    Dress is black-tie optional and complimentary valet parking will be provided.

    Sponsorship/Table Purchasing Options and Tickets

    For additional information, please contact:
    Katie Stripling
    Executive Director of External Relations, College of Health Sciences
    Samford University
    800 Lakeshore Drive
    Birmingham, Alabama 35229
    205-726-2265
    kstripli@samford.edu

    Sponsors+

    The Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing is grateful for our generous sponsors who have not only supported this event, but who continue to make an investment in Moffett Nurses.

    Gold Sponsors 

    John 3:16

    Benefactors

    Baptist Health System
    Jo and Robert Kicker
    Money Family Trust
    Princeton Baptist Medical Center
    Rush University Medical Center
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Schaefer 

    Patrons

    In honor of Sue Axford, Lynn Conn and Mary Wallace
    Brookwood Medical Center
    Carolyn Chalkley, Jackie Dillard and Denise Elliott
    Dr. Jill Cunningham
    Faculty Supporters of Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing 
    Paula and Kerry Gossett
    Gretchen and Randall McDaniel
    Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Inc.
    St. Vincent's Health System  
    Sylvia Rayfield & Associates, Inc.
    Trinity Medical Center

    Living Legacy Awards+

    The Living Legacy Awards were established to recognize those special individuals who have made a significant impact on humanity and perpetuated Mrs. Moffett's legacy through their contributions to the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of others.

    Criteria+

    Any BBH or Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing alumnus whose practice exemplifies the Moffett Maxims for excellence in nursing practice and patient care delivery as presented by the following criteria:

    • Provides leadership that builds self confidence in everyone
    • Provides leadership that does not tolerate mediocrity and insensitivity
    • Demonstrates values through words and actions
    • Exemplifies compassion by taking action, even at the sacrifice of one's own comfort and convenience
    • Exemplifies servant leadership
    • Demonstrates responsibility for creating a caring environment, modeling the principle: '"The patient first, the institution second, and self last."

    Download the Nomination Packet.

    Past Recipients+

    90th Anniversary Living Legacy Award Recipients

    Brandon L. Bailey Case Manager, National Capitol Region Wounded Warrior Regiment
    Sandi Begley Lt. Colonel in U.S. Army, Retired August 2012
    Karen K. Belcher Certified Pediatric Nurse, Clinical Supervisor, Children's of Alabama
    Carolyn B. Chalkley Adjunct Clinical Instructor, UAB School of Nursing
    Sherri Chatman Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Alacare Home Health and Hospice
    Patricia J. Cleveland Retired Faculty, UAB School of Nursing
    Cristy Marie Daffron Parish Nurse, Nursing Program Coord., Jeff State, Pell City campus
    John Westly Derrick Pediatric Nurse, Member Care Program, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
    Deborah Dutton Duke Congregational Health Program Director, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
    Greg Eagerton Chief Nursing Officer, Durham VA Medical Center
    Denise Elliott Consultant
    Heather Fields, CRNA Partner, Riverview Anesthesia Associates
    Juanzetta S. Flowers Associate Professor, Emerita, UAB School of Nursing
    Sandi Gordon Director of Pleasant Hill Community Mission, Springville Alabama
    Kerry Gossett Director of Clinical Anesthesia, St. Vincent's Birmingham
    Lindsey M. Harris Charge Nurse, UAB Hospital
    Mary Sue Morrison Heyer Retired, CRNA
    Cecelia Lynn Edmunds Holden Associate Dean, King College School of Nursing in Bristol, TN
    Ginger Howell Retired Family Nurse Practitioner
    Christopher P. Hulin Dean/Program Director, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA)
    Bettie Sue Phillips Jackson Retired, RN
    Jessica Eva Johnson Family Nurse Practitioner, Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, Tenn.
    Frances Johnston Retired Consultant and Nurse Educator
    Jo Dobson Kicker Retired Nursing Administrator and Educator
    Paul Lawrence Team Strategy Leader, International Mission Board
    Elaine Epperson Lay Hospice nurse, New Beacon Hospice
    Wanda S. Lee Executive Director, WMU
    Lori Lioce Clinical Assistant Professor, UAH School of Nursing
    Marcia A. Lowe Advanced Nursing Coordinator, UAB Hospital
    Sidney J. Martin Retired
    Marie Mompoint Palliative Care Nurse Manager, Atlanta VA Medical Center
    Barbara Money Assistant Professor, Emerita, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing
    Deborah A. Moss Minister of Health and Wellness, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
    Lee Nail Vice President of Provider Services, Accountability Health Care Inc.
    Stuart Pope Assistant Professor, Auburn University School of Nursing
    Heather Rankin Senior CRNA, Children's of Alabama
    Carol Jefferson Ratcliffe Nurse Co-Leader, Alabama Health Action Coalition
    Sylvia Wright Rayfield Chairwoman of the Board, Sylvia Rayfield and Associates, Inc.
    Bhrata Reddy Consultant
    Janet Dixon Reeves Family Nurse Practitioner, Naval Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina
    William F. Reid President, Ophthalmology Anesthesia Management
    Frances Mellett Robinson, RN Cancer Navigator, San Juan Regional Medical Center
    Josephine Snider Chair, Dept. of Health Care Environments and Systems, University of Florida
    Robin Denise Spann Instructor, Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi
    Gayl-Julie Spence Nurse Practitioner, Growing Up Pediatrics in Birmingham, Alabama
    Teresa Stanford Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner, Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
    Susan B. Stillwell Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, University of Portland in Portland, Oregon
    Kimberly Swaisland Family Nurse Practitioner
    Roma Lee Taunton Professor Emerita
    Connie Yarbro Editor, Seminars in Oncology Nursing
    Regina Yarbrough Chief Nursing Officer, Princeton Baptist Medical Center