2013 Helen Henry Excellence of Care Award Recipient
Sheila Ray Montgomery, BSN, RN, CSRN
Registered Nurse II, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Sheila Ray Montgomery is an international presenter and award-winning nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Jacksonville State University and is working on her dissertation at the University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing, in Tuscaloosa, AL. She received the Clinical Nurse Excellence Award at UAB Hospital in 2008; the Best in Research, National Healthcare Quality Week Award in 2010; and the Financial Excellence Award in 2011. She has also presented her work both nationally and internationally. Montgomery has presented on topics such as leadership, success, and nursing ethics. Having experience with chronic and acute patients, Montgomery brings a flavor of clinical inquiry combined with understandings of innovations of research into her work and presentations. Montgomery serves as a critical-care nurse at UAB Hospital and as adjunct faculty at the UAB School of Nursing.
“This award will mean that I have been recognized for the good works I accomplished as a bedside nurse. I believe that being recognized with this award will make a significant difference in the number of job opportunities I will have. I am humbled by the spirit in which it will be given, and recognition for my work at one conference would be great but recognition at two is enormous. It is clearly a wonderful opportunity.”