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Leading with Trends in Nursing Education

Memorial Healthcare System is a destination for ambitious nurses who want to be part of a culture of learning and education. Our RNs practice at the top of their license receiving the support they need to excel within our professional nursing model. We are committed to growing the skill and knowledge of new nurses and […]

Professional Development Programs for RNs

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the nursing profession in many ways. If anything, good nurses are in greater demand than ever before. RNs – whether entry-level or experienced – have their choice of opportunities. So, why choose Memorial? “We are making education and professional growth key components of our offering to nurses and nurses-to-be,” says Valarie […]

A Message from Our President

A Culture of Smarter Healthcare. A culture of “Smarter Healthcare” is part of our service vision. It’s a promise to our patients, their families and the community at large. They know they can put their trust in us for the latest in healthcare innovation. To our employees, Smarter Healthcare is all about improving the way […]

A Message from Our President

An exceptional display of teamwork. We all have had many new experiences during COVID-19. At Memorial Healthcare System, we’ve tried to find the bright side whenever we can. Looking beyond the obvious impact to see where each of us has an opportunity to shine. I have always been impressed by the teamwork here. It’s part […]

Respiratory Therapy

Leadership insights about COVID, nursing collaboration and the future of the profession. Originally called “inhalation therapy”, the respiratory therapy specialty didn’t emerge until the mid-1940’s. From there, it was several decades before licensing and credentialing was put in place. Jerry Wright, Director of Respiratory Care Services[…]

Nursing in the time of COVID-19

Leadership insights on collaborative care and what lies ahead. Alberto Garcia, Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Hospital Miramar, joined Memorial Healthcare System during the last two weeks of 2019. “I was just starting here at a nice quiet community hospital. Then, all of a sudden, we’re like ground zero for the pandemic,” he says. “We […]

Meet Richardson Joseph

Oncology RN and Nurse Residency Program Graduate Richardson Joseph, RN, BSN, began his journey to a nursing career many years ago. He was introduced to Memorial Healthcare System as a high schooler who visited the ER for medical care. Even at that early age, he was impressed at how well he was treated as a […]

The Memorial Nurse Residency Program

A Bridge Between Academia and the Real World That’s how Anthony G. Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Director – Nurse Residency Program describes the Program – as a bridge to the future. “Just like any bridge, they are all designed differently,” explains Anthony. “Our bridge is based on three key elements – structure, synergy and engagement. […]

A Special Message from Maggie Hansen, Chief Nursing Executive

When I was promoted to CNE in 2016, I came to the executive table with a vision for Memorial Healthcare System to be THE destination for nursing. We developed our first-ever systemwide Nursing Strategic Plan, the outcomes of which have been well noted and celebrated. From there, we have expanded – and continue to expand […]