Professional Geriatric Care Manager
As a registered nurse, Ruth embodies the vision of the career nurse. Always wanting to serve others, her first career move was as a teen, helping care for grandparents. An energetic student, she learned early about the healthcare system and became the “go-to” person for advice for family and friends.
After completing her nursing degree, she built a bank of experience with hospital bedside nursing, home health, hospice, care management, healthcare administration, education and relationship building with community partners. Throughout her practice, she embraced a holistic approach by addressing the broader issues of an individual’s physical, spiritual and psychosocial well-being, and additionally accessing available financial and legal resources. Significant career accomplishments include many years in executive positions in hospice care, homecare and care management.
A graduate of Hermann Hospital School of Nursing, she prepared for administrative positions by graduating Summa Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University with a BBA in Healthcare Administration. She is certified as a Care Manager by the National Association of Care and Case Managers and she received the Good Samaritan Foundation’s Excellence in Nursing Award for Clinical Practice in Home Healthcare and Hospice. Active in community service, she is participating in developing the Dementia Friendly Houston program and volunteering at the acclaimed “Gathering” activity program supporting individuals with memory loss.