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Melanie Jacobs
Melanie Jacobs

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posted 9/30/2022

The Alabama WOC nurses want to thank everyone who attended the SERWOCN Conference in Birmingham last week.  It was a great lineup of speakers, informative vendor experience and learning opportunities from each other. Looking forward to NC hosting the conference in 2023!

The 6th Annual Ostomy 5K 'Birmingham Run for Resilience' will be held on October 8th at Avondale Park.  This 5K will benefit the UOAA in celebration of Ostomy Awareness Day.  

For details and to register, please visit  

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posted 03/17/2022

Amy Chastain, RN at Gadsden Regional is enrolled in Emory and working on her modules for wound and ostomy care. She has been responsible for skin/wound/ostomy care at her facility as well as Vascular Access.

Jessica McKay, RN at Huntsville Hospital has joined the inpatient WOC Nurse Team there and is enrolled at Emory and is working through the wound and ostomy modules to attain certification soon. She is part of a team of 5 serving wound, ostomy and continence patients at that facility.

Alabama is looking forward to hosting the SERWOCN Conference this year in Birmingham! Conference dates are September 22 - 24. SAVE THE DATE Our group is working hard on the upcoming Conference for this year and all hands are on deck preparing for a wonderful learning and networking experience this year in Birmingham. Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

posted 11/9/2021

UAB has had 5 nurses earn CWOCN certification over the last year: Lee Ann Evans, Elna Jubay, Anna Huddleston, Kristina Collins, and Jennifer Boyd. Congratulations to these and their hard work!!

Karen Edwards Karen was asked by the Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) to submit and contribute on a textbook development project by collaborating with others as an author on a chapter titled Management of the High Output Ileostomy.

Christy Williams became certified as CWOCN. She works at USA Health in Mobile, AL.


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The Central Alabama WOC Nurses’ Association has inducted new officers.

  • President: Brigitte Vola
  • Vice President: Marjorie Edwards
  • Secretary: Dianna Varnes
  • Treasurer: Misty Edwards

Respectfully submitted in behalf of Central Alabama Wound Ostomy Nurses Association. Please share your Alabama news with us: contact Melanie Jacobs

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