Belinda Cagle, RN is a two time recipient of the “House Staff Appreciation Award” presented by the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). The Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) has a residency program for UAB internal medicine residents for their primary care residency track. This award is in appreciation of exemplary support of the Medicine House Staff and their patients.
The recipient is nominated by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Residents. This exemplary award was presented to Ms. Cagle during the 2017 annual resident’s dinner. Ms. Cagle began her career at the BVAMC in 2012 on an inpatient unit and she transferred to the Primary Care Red Clinic in 2014. She has always had a passion for nursing and volunteered as a Candy Striper at a local hospital when she was 18 years old. She then participated in one of the fist classes for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in 1981.
Ms. Cagle has served in the US Army, receiving the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medical and Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. She received her Licensed Practical Nurse degree in 1990, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in 2011 at Wallace Community College, and graduated from UAB with honors with Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) in December 2013. Ms. Cagle is currently enrolled at Walden University pursuing her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management Program with expected graduation date of May 2018.
“What is great about working at the VA Medical Center is not only am I a service connected disabled Veteran, but I have the opportunity to assist other Veterans or direct them to where they can receive assistance,” said Cagle.
She says that two of her favorite quotes are: “Anything worth doing is worth doing right” ~ Hunter S. Thompson and “People may not always remember what you say, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” ~ Don Aslett.
The BVAMC appreciates her service and dedication to providing excellent care to the Veterans and the UAB Medical Residents. Thank you to the UAB Medical staff for continuing to support and recognize VA nurses!