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

Steve Ricker was the winner of the 2019 Regions Tradition
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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TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl players made new friends today at Children’s of Alabama (PHOTOS)

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It’s not every day Cincinnati running back Charles McClelland gets tackled by a girl this happy to see him. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

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.

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Blooming Birmingham: Planting 5000 flowers around Children’s of Alabama and Parkside District

Blooming Birmingham volunteers gather at Children’s of Alabama lobby on December 13, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Parkside District, home to Children’s of Alabama, Ronald McDonald House, Railroad Park and Regions Field is “blooming” with over 5000 flowers today.

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5 reasons the new Alabama Bicentennial Children’s Bell at Sloss is lit.

Marshall Christie of Sloss Metal Arts with the Alabama Bicentennial Children's Bell
Marshall Christie admitted that as soon as he got the clapper in the new bell, he’s been ringing it. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

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.

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Top tips when shopping for safe, age-appropriate toys in Birmingham this holiday season

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My son recently got this Melissa and Doug toy. At age 1+, it’s perfect for him! Photo via Taylor Babington for Bham Now

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. 

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