Reid was among 50 honorees selected “for the impact they have had on the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of others,” said nursing dean Dr. Nena F. Sanders, adding that they have perpetuated a legacy of academic excellence, caring, compassion and service around the world in order to make a significant impact on humanity.
The 50 award recipients all hold degrees from the School of Nursing or its forerunner, Birmingham Baptist Hospital. They represent a variety of specialties within the nursing profession, entrepreneurship and missions.
More than 425 guests attended the anniversary gala at The Club in Birmingham. Each Living Legacy honoree received an inscribed globe signifying the worldwide impact of Moffett nurses.
Reid, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), was honored for his pioneer work in office based anesthesia. He is president of Ophthalmology Anesthesia Management, one of the largest solo office-based nurse anesthesia practices in the country. He was also cited for his many academic achievements and awards received over the course of his professional and academic career.
Reid is a 1969 graduate of Anniston High School and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Reid Sr. He and his wife, Diane, reside in Tuscaloosa.