Alumni Awards

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

group photo of previous Courage to Care alumni award winners

Courage to Care Awards

The Courage to Care Awards are purposed to recognize and honor Birmingham Baptist Hospital and Ida 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.

Courage to Care Awards Criteria

Any Birmingham Baptist Hospital or Ida 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 

Nominations are due by July 15, 2017.

Courage to Care Gala

Join us for an elegant evening as we honor outstanding Ida 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 Moffett Living Legacy Award. It will be a special night that you won't want to miss!

Save the Date

The evening of Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 
The Florentine in downtown Birmingham
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 Moffett School of Nursing is grateful for our generous sponsors who have not only supported the 2017 event, but who continue to make an investment in Moffett Nurses.

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.

Living Legacy Awards Criteria

Any Birmingham Baptist Hospital or Ida 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 Living Legacy 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
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., Jefferson State Community College, Pell City, Alabama
John Westly Derrick, Pediatric Nurse, Member Care Program, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Deborah Dutton Duke, Congregational Health Program Director, Ida 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, Bristol, Tennessee
Ginger Howell, Retired, Family Nurse Practitioner
Christopher P. Hulin, Dean/Program Director, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
Bettie Sue Phillips Jackson, Retired, RN
Jessica Eva Johnson, Family Nurse Practitioner, Christ Community Health Services, Memphis, Tennessee
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 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, Columbus, Mississippi
Gayl-Julie Spence, Nurse Practitioner, Growing Up Pediatrics, Birmingham, Alabama
Teresa Stanford, Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner, Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center
Susan B. Stillwell, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs, University of Portland, 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

2016

Frances Dobynes Ford, RN, Executive Director of Sowing Seeds of Hope

2015

Brandon Brock, Chief Executive Officer, Brock and Brock Enterprises, Dallas, Texas

2014

Sondra Tatum McGinnis, Director of Operations for Physicians Services, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2013

Frances Mellett Robinson, Cancer Navigator, San Juan Regional Medical Center