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Category: Barrow Year of the Nurse

Meet Virginia Prendergast, PhD: Director of Advanced Practice Nursing

One day, Virginia Prendergast, PhD, was humming a Frank Sinatra tune while walking through the hallways of Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Robert Spetzler remarked that she seemed to...

Meet Jacki Garcia: Nurse Navigator, Neurosurgical Oncology

Jacki Garcia swivels around in her office chair to consult her computer screen. It displays a database of patients at Barrow Neurological Institute who are in various stages...

Meet Kevin Patterson: Charge Nurse, Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit

Kevin Patterson says that to work as a charge nurse, one must be a “Jack-of-all-trades.” Patterson has worked as a charge nurse on the inpatient neuro-rehabilitation unit at...

Meet Manny Mejia: Manager, Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioners

“What I love about neuroendovascular is that it’s constantly evolving and that I’ve been part of it since its infancy,” he said. “The growth of the field has...

Meet Heidi Jahnke: Research Nurse Clinician, Neurosurgery

When Heidi Jahnke reflects on her past 30 years as a research nurse clinician at Barrow Neurological Institute, she’s most proud of her contributions to the way patients...