When you’re putting on a charity fundraiser, the last thing you want to have happen is a global pandemic. That’s exactly what happened with the 2020 Regions Tradition golf tournament—twice. Still, they managed to raise a record $1.2 million for charities across Alabama. Keep reading for all the details.Continue reading “This Birmingham golf tournament raised an incredible $1.2m for charity even though it was cancelled”
Few things in this world are as heartbreaking as the illness, injury or loss of a child. And yet, for the people at Children’s of Alabama, this is part of their everyday life. Find out how three groups turned tragedy into new possibilities in fun and creative ways + how you can too.Continue reading “3 groups turned tragedy into new possibilities for Children’s of Alabama—you can do the same”
It’s pediatric nurses week, and we couldn’t think of a better time to explore nursing careers at Children’s of Alabama. We talked with two nurses—one with 25 years and one with eight at Children’s—to find out more. If you’re a nurse and you’re wondering about your next step, hop over here for nursing and other job listings at Children’s.Continue reading “Touch lives every day with a nursing career at Children’s of Alabama”
If you’re rethinking your life right now, Children’s of Alabama has three unique career opportunities for you to consider: IT, food services and environmental services. Keep reading for a behind-the-scenes look at how these roles help Children’s of Alabama remain a nationally-recognized leader in pediatric healthcare. Hop over here if you’re ready to explore new career possibilities.Continue reading “3 meaningful careers you never knew existed at Children’s of Alabama—IT is one”
On August 24th, Birmingham’s own Children’s of Alabama received the prestigious “Excellence in Patient Experience-Pediatric” award from NRC Health, beating out 23 competing hospitals.Continue reading “Children’s of Alabama receives 2020 Excellence Award from NRC Health”
When it comes down to ranking our nation’s colleges and hospitals, U.S. News and World Report is considered one of the finest evaluators. That’s why it’s big news when nine pediatric specialty services at Children’s of Alabama have been named among the nation’s best by the popular prestigious publication.Continue reading “9 Children’s of Alabama programs ranked among the best in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report”
How are you doing, Birmingham? We know COVID-19 is taking a toll on everyone, so we asked a pediatric psychologist at Children’s of Alabama for tips to cope with our new reality during these uncertain times.Continue reading “Tips for coping with COVID-19 from a pediatric psychologist”
A stay in the hospital can be stressful whether you’re a patient or family member. Did you know there’s an entire profession dedicated to making time at the hospital easier for children and their families? We spoke with three child life specialists at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham to find out more.Continue reading “6 ways Birmingham’s child life specialists make the hospital better”
February is Heart Month—the time of year where we see cute drawings of hearts in honor of Valentine’s Day and heart health. But do you know how a heart actually works? Maria McAtee, educator on the cardiovascular unit at Children’s of Alabama, talked through it in layman’s terms for us.Continue reading “February is Heart Month. How the heart works & resources if your child has a heart condition”
We know Birmingham is known for good food. But what about healthy food? You CAN eat healthy in Birmingham with a little help and planning. We asked Virginia Anderson, clinical nutritionist at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, about how to make eating healthy fun and affordable for your whole family.Continue reading “Insider tips for getting your kids to eat healthier from a Birmingham nutritionist”
It’s not every day college football players 3 days out from a bowl game visit children in the hospital, but that’s exactly what happened today in Birmingham at Children’s of Alabama. Players from Boston College and Cincinnati stopped into hospital rooms bringing gifts and good cheer.
Read on for all the details.Continue reading “TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl players made new friends today at Children’s of Alabama (PHOTOS)”
It’s not every day Alabama turns 200, so it seemed only fitting to create something lasting to celebrate that milestone. The Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Children’s Hospital partnered to create a bell that would honor both Bama’s big birthday and the children of our state.
To find out the inside scoop, I reached out to Jody Seal at Children’s of Alabama and Ashley Wingo of Sloss Metal Arts. Keep reading for all the details.Continue reading “5 reasons the new Alabama Bicentennial Children’s Bell at Sloss is lit.”
December is here, which means it’s time to start checking off that holiday shopping list. But what toys are best when shopping for kids? We spoke with a safety expert at Children’s of Alabama and got her top tips on how to shop for safe toys in Birmingham.Continue reading “Top tips when shopping for safe, age-appropriate toys in Birmingham this holiday season”
For National Diabetes Month, we spoke with Ashley Taylor about her journey with diabetes and how she’s raising awareness through local and state pageants.Continue reading “Alabama teen Ashley Taylor raising awareness for diabetes through pageants”