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The Mobile Medical Museum welcomed two members to its Board of Trustees, including Brittany Brown, R.N., M.S.N.

Published Jul 19th, 2023

By Michelle Ryan

Brittany Brown, R.N., M.S.N., director of operations for internal medicine at USA Health, was recently named to another leadership role in the Mobile community.

“Brittany Brown has an outstanding record of professional and community leadership,” Daryn Glassbrook, Ph.D., the Mobile Medical Museum's executive director, said of her selection. “Her education and experience in the nursing field will provide the museum with a valuable perspective in helping to serve and represent the nursing community.”

In May, she was recognized by the museum with a Mobile Community Health Leadership Award, and that piqued her interest in its role and impact on the area.

“The museum is focused on progressive contributions to medical education and public health, and as an advanced trained registered nurse, this focus solidified my decision to be involved,” Brown said. “The museum leadership has a diversified background and a plethora of knowledge, and I am hopeful that my nursing education and healthcare experience will further support the initiatives.”

Glassbrook said the board acts as its governing body and plays a vital role in its success.

“They meet throughout the year to make informed collective decisions about the best way to fulfill our cultural and educational mission,” he said. “I seek board input on and approval of every major decision about our exhibitions, educational programs, fundraising activities, annual budget and strategic goals. This includes the Mobile Community Health Leadership Awards.”

Founded in 1962 by Samuel Eichold, II, M.D., the Mobile Medical Museum preserves and exhibits medical artifacts and archives to commemorate Mobile’s prominent place in the history of medical education and public health within the state of Alabama and the Gulf Coast.

The museum’s permanent exhibit showcases more than 300 years of local and world medical history, from the colonial period through the present. Collection highlights include pre-Civil War era anatomical models, early 20th century X-ray equipment, a functioning 1969 heart-lung machine, and an Emerson model iron lung from the 1930s.

“The museum is an invaluable resource, displaying the history and progression of medicine over the past 300 years,” Brown said. “Serving in this position is an honor and privilege, and will afford me the opportunity to promote the advances in medicine and commemorate the individuals who paved the way.”

Brown has served as a manager of clinical operations for the internal medicine division of USA Health Physicians Group, as well as a clinical adult registered nurse at the USA Health Johnson Haynes, Jr., M.D. Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and as a pediatric critical care nurse at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital.

Brown, who is responsible for the management and direction of all aspects of operation for more than 15 specialty clinics, was named a recipient of the 2023 Nurses of Note awards program earlier this year.

A member of Mobile Bay’s 2019 40 Under 40 class, Brown also contributes her time to Aubreigh’s Army, a local cancer support organization, and shares career development expertise with area high school students.

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