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May 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 11

Salute to Nursing - Palmetto General Hospital

Laura Mendiola, RN

Laura Mendiola dreamed of becoming a nurse and working in healthcare since she was a child. She is a nurse manager at Palmetto General Hospital. She manages staffing, rounding and the entire patient experience. She is fulfilled when she sees the patients feeling better and leaving the hospital. Laura loves to help people. She is happy that she has been able to grow in her professional career. It is her personal goal to always work hard to make sure she obtains the best outcome possible. Laura attended Florida National University where she obtained her Bachelors in Nursing and she is starting her Masters in Nursing in the fall. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and fishing with her two boys.
Teresa Ortiz, BSN, RN
Teresa Ortiz became a nurse because she likes to help people. Teresa is the nurse manager of critical care at Palmetto General Hospital. She manages all the critical care departments for ICU, SICU, CCU and Neuro ICU. Teresa says that to be a nurse you have to love the profession. She puts her heart into it and really cares and wants to make a difference. Teresa says she enjoys working with her staff and assisting everyone at the hospital to help others. Teresa received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Florida International University. In her spare time, she likes to read books and go to the beach. 
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