Behind the scenes of the Children’s of Alabama art collection

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A hospital curated like an art gallery. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Hospitals are a scary place for everyone—especially children. The art at The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children serves a special purpose to help patients and their families feel more at ease. Keep reading to learn more about the hospital’s artwork and just a few of the touching stories behind it.

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Hearts at Home gives families at Children’s of Alabama a life-saving resource—hear Lyla’s story

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Lyla Cornutt sits center stage with her older brother and sister and mother Katie Cornutt. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Your child was born six days ago and already requires open-heart surgery—in a few weeks they will need another one. The time between these two surgeries is critical, but the Hearts at Home program from Children’s of Alabama makes this stressful medical journey a little easier.

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3 nurses share their experience in the PICU at Children’s of Alabama + how to start a career here

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Nurse Morgan Blake tends to a patient in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

How much do you rely on your coworkers at your job? For nurses in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s of Alabama, having a strong relationship with each other is vital. Hear insight from four nurses who share how the mentor/mentee program at Children’s helped them love their job and provide incredible care.

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Over 2,000 healthcare jobs open in Birmingham now including these 15

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UAB wants you to join their staff. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

According to the Jefferson County Health Department, there are roughly 54,012 cases of COVID-19 in our area. There are also over 2,000 healthcare jobs available in Birmingham right now. Here are just 15 of those available jobs to help Birmingham through this crisis.

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5 pandemic-safe ways you can enjoy the long holiday weekend here in Birmingham

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I don’t know about you but I really really want to see those lanterns at Glow Wild at the zoo. Photo via Birmingham Zoo’s Facebook

According to our recent audience poll, most of y’all are planning to stay home this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. We pulled together a list of five pandemic-safe ways we can enjoy this long holiday weekend here in Birmingham. Keep reading for the details, then let us know what you’ve got planned.

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This Birmingham golf tournament raised an incredible $1.2m for charity even though it was cancelled

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Steve Stricker was the winner of the 2019 Regions Tradition. Photo via Regions

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.

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3 groups turned tragedy into new possibilities for Children’s of Alabama—you can do the same

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Baby Steps’ organizers with their families. Photo via Baby Steps Memorial Run 5Kk + 1 mile fun run’s Facebook page

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.

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Touch lives every day with a nursing career at Children’s of Alabama

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Bonding with pediatric patients is an essential part of the job. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

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

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3 meaningful careers you never knew existed at Children’s of Alabama—IT is one

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Some of the mighty IT team at Children’s of Alabama. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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.

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Children’s of Alabama receives 2020 Excellence Award from NRC Health

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Children’s of Alabama recently received an exclusive award from NRC Health. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.

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9 Children’s of Alabama programs ranked among the best in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report

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Photo of Children’s of Alabama, by Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.

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6 ways Birmingham’s child life specialists make the hospital better

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March is Child Life Month! Photo courtesy of Children’s of Alabama

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.

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February is Heart Month. How the heart works & resources if your child has a heart condition

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It’s Heart Month at Children’s of Alabama. Photo courtesy of Children’s of Alabama

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. 

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Insider tips for getting your kids to eat healthier from a Birmingham nutritionist

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These adorable kiddos belong to one of our Bham Nowers, and they love their veggies. Photo via Bham Now

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.

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