Betty Bullock has been recognized for her dedication and professionalism throughout her career at USA Health.

Published Jan 29th, 2020

By Paul Taylor

ptaylor@health.southalabama.edu

Betty Bullock, R.N., M.S.N, has been appointed director of staff development for USA Health. In this new position, Bullock will develop a systematic, coordinated approach for USA Health’s hospital employee education and development.

“Betty has served USA Health in wide-ranging clinical and administrative roles, always demonstrating the highest level of professionalism. She has impacted thousands of patients directly and indirectly through her strong advocacy for quality patient care through the training of our caregivers,” said Lisa Mestas, M.S.N., B.A.S, RN, chief nursing officer for USA Health. “We are excited to have Betty serve in this important new role.”

At the age of 19, Bullock started with USA Health as a nursing student. “I feel like I grew up here,” she said. “Through the years, I’ve worked with wonderful people in our system. I look forward to continuing to support the great care we provide through employee education and training.”

Bullock earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. She went on to earn her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

She has been recognized on numerous occasions for her dedication and professionalism. In 2016, Bullock was honored with the Christie Miree Outstanding Employee Award, given to employees for outstanding service and dedication. She has twice received University Hospital’s Commitment to Excellence Award.

Continuing education is vital in health care, particularly so for USA Health, the region’s only academic medical center, where physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses help train the next generation of healthcare professionals.

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