BIRMINGHAM (June 1, 2021) – Children’s of Alabama announced two promotions in its leadership today.
Andy Loehr was named Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Delicia Mason was promoted to the role of Vice President of Nursing Operations.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with each of them and to see the impressive result of their strong leadership abilities. This was never more so than during the past year in response to Covid-19,” said Tom Shufflebarger, Children’s President and CEO. “I know Andy and Delicia will continue to make our organization even stronger in the future. It’s my pleasure to recognize them with increased responsibilities in these new roles.”
Loehr joined Children’s in 2014 as the Vice President of Nursing Operations and was promoted to the role of CNO in 2020. Prior to joining Children’s, he was a staff registered nurse, pediatric nurse practitioner and nursing director at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo. He began his career at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas as a staff registered nurse in hematology-oncology.
Loehr graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He received a master’s degree in nursing and pediatric nurse practitioner certification from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He received his Doctor in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and completed a fellowship in nursing leadership with the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Mason joined Children’s in 1998 as a staff nurse in PICU and has worked as a Charge Nurse, Unit Educator, Quality Outcomes Coordinator, and most recently as Division Director of Inpatient Nursing and the Emergency Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Auburn University at Montgomery and a master’s degree in Nursing Health Systems Administration from UAB.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient, outpatient and primary care throughout central Alabama. Children’s is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the UAB pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.