Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South has appointed Mandy Gil, RN, BSN, as its Transitional Care Coordinator.
Gil helps patients transition from the hospital to home or another health care facility, and she works to prevent hospital readmissions. Her role includes educating patients on their diagnosis, discharge instructions and medications and alerting them to conditions which would require medical attention.
“Many patients, especially those recovering from pneumonia, congestive heart failure, heart attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are at risk for returning to the hospital. By equipping those patients and their families with the information and resources they need, we can improve their quality of life and reduce the likelihood of readmission,” explains Gil.
“Mandy and her team play a pivotal role in delivering the best care to our patients. By coordinating care between health care providers both inside and outside our hospital, Mandy supports the patients’ health even beyond our doors,” says Tracy Parks, RN, BSN, director of case management.
Gil joined Texas Health Huguley in 2013 as a staff nurse in the progressive care unit. She previously worked as an operating room and trauma nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
A resident of Burleson, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene in 2009.