Vice President of Clinical Services
Nicole Garcia, MSN, RN NEA-BC, is Verland’s Vice President of Clinical Services and is responsible for Health Services, Therapy Services, Behavioral Services, Records and Risk Management, Quality, Infection Control, and Dietary/Nutrition Services. She is also accountable for driving and sustaining best practices, safety, and quality in these areas. Nicole works closely with the Quality and Information Systems Departments to identify gaps and opportunities for organizational performance improvement.
Nicole has been an RN since 1997, held various nursing roles in acute and post-acute care facilities, and has held leadership roles since 2004. Prior to joining Verland, Nicole served as the Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Ohio Valley Hospital before the hospital was acquired by Heritage Valley Health System. She also served as the Director of Nursing at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, supporting Nursing, Infection Control, and Respiratory Care for children and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities requiring inpatient rehabilitation. Nicole is passionate about supporting and helping others to achieve their goals.
Nicole completed her Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Administration degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She accomplished the ANCC certification for Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification (NEA-BC).
Outside of work, Nicole is a busy mother of four children and she enjoys superhero movies, relaxing vacations at the beach, and participating in the discipline of Taekwondo.
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Verland was established through the love and compassion of its three founders and the generosity of one individual who was inspired to share her good fortune with others by donating the land on which Verland’s Ohio Township campus was built. Today, your support is needed to continue building community homes, expand the capacity of all facilities, and support our 230 individuals with loving care.
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