Phenomenal Speech-Language Pathologist, Robert Delacruz Hernandez, MA, CCC-SLP, Represented for his Extraordinary Success in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

The world-class organization, The International Association of HealthCare Professionals has carefully selected outstanding healthcare professional, Robert Delacruz Hernandez, MA, CCC-SLP, to represent the community of speech-language pathologists in their elite publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Robert’s selection is an eloquent reflection of his passion for his chosen profession and also stands as evidence of his unwavering commitment to achieve vibrant health for all of his patients. He is considered to be among the best throughout his 35 years in practice.

Robert is a seasoned, compassionate, and dedicated speech-language pathologist with a unique private practice, Alaska Bilingual Speech Language Therapies and Associates, LLC, located in Anchorage, Alaska. His practice has included close work with parents of new born, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age Pre-K, through middle and high school patients up to 23 years of age receiving specialized speech and language services. His practice also extends to young adult to geriatric patients. Areas of treatment encompass Aphasia, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Feeding, Eating and Swallowing Disorders, Dysphasia, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. While he performs most of his work within the setting of his private office, Robert remains affiliated with several healthcare providers in the areas, namely Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska, and Hillsdale Community Health Center Hospital in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Robert’s practice settings have advanced to include Infant Learning, Head Start programs, medically based inpatient and outpatient clinics, community/home health intervention to hospital based services, including physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics, hospital rehabilitation departments, psychiatric units, hospitals in intensive care, critical care, and neonatal intensive care units. Furthermore, Robert has developed several areas of great interest and expertise that encompass advanced diagnostic radiologic procedures, such as Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS), Experience with endoscopic Fiber-optic Evaluation of Swallowing Disorders (FEES), as well as advanced computer applications for language and cognition intervention. Additional areas in process of development include therapies that involve electrical stimulation; Vital Stimulation (VS) and eStimulation in the treatment of voice, feeding, swallowing and related disorders. As a speech-language pathologist, Robert specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders but his clinical focus is on swallowing disorders, memory loss, symbolic dysfunction, and autism, in addition to the MBSS and FEES diagnostic techniques.

Robert is a graduate of the Arizona State University and received his degree in 1988. Furthermore, he holds a master’s degree of arts (MA) and a Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, of which he continues to be a member. Robert is also certified by the National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS). Throughout his professional journey, he received the Star Award for Excellence in Service offered in 2011 by Michelle Meredith Area Supervisor, Infinity Rehabilitation Services in Anchorage, Alaska. Robert was additionally honored with a North Star Award of Excellence in 2008 presented by Carol Comeau, Superintendent at Anchorage School District in Alaska. A published author, Robert taught at the University of Alaska Anchorage, as an Adjunct Instructor in the area of Special Education for a wide selection of disability courses. He also trained and certified 21 Special Education Assistants to conduct audiometric screening, otoscopic, tympanometry screening and data collection used to make referrals to the Regional Audiologist and Bethel Regional Hospital for medical follow up.

Robert was also the teacher and trainer of Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) on beginning and intermediate feeding and swallowing techniques and skills necessary to reduce and/or prevent patients who experience dysphagia swallowing disorders from aspiration pneumonia. He was a presenter at the national, regional, and state level on a variety of topics, such as recruitment program to students to the field of speech language pathology/audiology, program development for speech and language services in rural/remote settings, medically based hearing audiometric professional development services and implementation as well as research in the latter area. His areas of research interest include Brain and Language Fluency Functioning, Memory Acquisition and Prevention, Dysphagia Hibilitation, Multilingual Polyglot Language Disorders, Aphasia, Cognitive Disorders, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Degenerative Neurogenic Communication Disorders: (MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, MSG), Feeding Eating and Swallowing Disorders, Autism, Asperger, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Language Development and Disorders. Furthermore, he was an active volunteer in a diverse range of fundraisers for public television and radio in his capacity as past member and past president of the Western Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Young Children, and Special Olympics. Robert attributes his success to his family, primarily his mother, to his great mentors and to some of the most exceptional world figures who attempt to help humanity. He speaks Spanish and American Sign Language in addition to English.

To find out more about Robert Delacruz Hernandez, please visit www.iahcp.com. Also be sure to look out for his upcoming publication inWorldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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Caring and Enthusiastic Dental Hygienist, Rebecca M. Jimenez, RDH, Showcased for her Accomplishments in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals has carefully selected Rebecca M. Jimenez, RDH, to represent dental hygiene in their publication, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Rebecca’s selection is an eloquent reflection of her passion for dental hygiene and also of her unwavering dedication to achieve vibrant health for all of her patients. She is considered to be among the best throughout her 2 years in practice.

Rebecca serves as a dental hygienist at SmileCare in Rancho Cucamonga, in the state of California. The highly qualified physicians and support team there perform a full spectrum of dental care procedures, including restorative, cosmetic, prosthetic, and preventive dentistry. A Registered Dental Hygienist, Rebecca’s duties revolve around promoting and maintaining good oral health in all of her patients utilizing her knowledge, training, and skills. A Registered Dental Hygienist with only a few years of experience in her branch, Rebecca has arrived to enjoy the patronage of numerous patients and is considered an asset to the dental office that she professes in.

Passionate about her career, Rebecca loves working with patients and establishing sustainable relationships with them. She also loves her work within a group of like-minded people who share the same passion for dental health. She studied at Concorde Career College, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, a college that offers high-quality healthcare in 16 locations. Rebecca graduated in 2012 and subsequently became a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). Over the course of her academic journey, Rebecca received several honors and accolades, including Dental Hygiene Class President, Excellent Achievements in Dental Research, ROP Outstanding DA Student, and ROP Honor DA Student.

To find out more about Rebecca M. Jimenez, please visit https://www.smilecare.com/office/rancho-cucamonga. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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Retired Nurse Educator and Practitioner, Barbara L. Hyde, FNP-C, CNS, RN, Portrayed in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

As a result of impeccable passion for nursing and quality patient care, Barbara L. Hyde, FNP-C, CNS, RN, has been selected to receive publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. The International Nurses Association is proud to welcome Barbara into a prestigious, supportive community for top nurses in recognition of her outstanding performance as a nurse educator and family nurse practitioner.

Barbara is a retired family nurse practitioner, nurse educator and professor of nursing. Her professional journey covers 42 years and she worked in the US Army as a Nurse Educator and Nurse Practitioner. She also served as Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. During her tenure there, she progressed through the ranks from Instructor to Professor and taught at every level in the undergraduate and the graduate program. Barbara additionally performed as a Nurse Practitioner in the Student Health Unit focusing primarily on Women’s Health Care. While she enjoyed her teaching career, she also worked in clinical settings as an additional job to keep her skills in practice up-to-date.

Barbara is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and also a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by AANP. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her free time, Barbara is passionate about farming and horses.

To find out more about Barbara L. Hyde, please visit www.inanurse.com. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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Extraordinary Hospice and Palliative Nurse Dawn Frizell, RN, BSN, Introduced in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

As a result of impeccable passion for nursing and quality patient care, Dawn Frizell, RN, BSN, has been selected to receive publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. The International Nurses Association is proud to welcome Dawn into a prestigious, supportive community for top nurses in recognition of her outstanding performance in her chosen profession.

Dawn is a passionate nurse who delivers top-notch care at Hospice of Hilo in Volcano, Hawaii. The facility is unique in many ways and offers care beyond the cure for anyone facing a life-limiting illness, death or grief. Hospice of Hilo focuses on comfort and care that involves managing symptoms and pain in order for patients and their families to be able to choose to live each day as fully as possible. In addition to working with Hospice of Hilo, Dawn is also affiliated with Hilo Medical Center. Prior to her current endeavors, she worked in forensic nursing, emergency room nursing, home health and hospice nursing, and medical intensive care.

Dawn received her registered degree of nursing and then her bachelor’s degree of nursing from Midlands Lutheran University in 2009. She is also an Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant and distinguished member of the American Nurses Association and Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association. An inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Dawn enjoys dedicating her time off work to yoga, running, reading, and sewing. She also has research interests in mental health issues.

To find out more about Dawn Frizell, please visit www.hospiceofhilo.org. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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Brilliant and Passionate IV Therapy Specialist and Educator Meros-Ann Fortney, RN, BSN, Honored as one of the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare in the Nursing Arena

Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Meros-Ann Fortney, RN, BSN, is being honored for her exceptional achievements in the nursing community. In her current role, as well as throughout her entire career that encompasses 19 years in the healthcare industry, Meros-Ann has continued to demonstrate the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Meros-Ann is a staff nurse specializing in IV therapy at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. The hospital is one of the six leading edge hospital facilities that form the Deaconess health System serving Southern Indiana. The System provides health care to three states and 26 counties. Meros-Ann’s work involves teaching as a certified instructor. Her academic foundation includes her registered nursing degree, a master’s degree in nursing education, her bachelor’s degree of science in nursing, as well as her Certified periOperative Registered Nurse certification (CNOR).  Meros-Ann was an operating room nursing for 18 years prior to becoming an IV therapist. Intravenous Therapy or IV Therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein.Meros-Ann is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing and the Philippine Nurses Association. She attributes her success to hard work and passion for the IV specialty. In her spare time, she is passionate about cooking and reading.

To find out more about Meros-Ann Fortney, please visit www.deaconess.com. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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Young and Caring Licensed Practical Nurse from Mississippi, Shirley Ann Rankins, LPN, Highlighted in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Shirley Ann Rankins, LPN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community. In her current role as Licensed Practical Nurse, as well as throughout her entire career, Shirley has continued to demonstrate the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Shirley is a Licensed Practical Nurse specializing in geriatric nursing and long term care at Clinton Healthcare LLC, a skilled nursing facility in Clinton, Mississippi. She attributes her success to her humbleness, compassion, and respect for her patients. Shirley received her LPN degree in 2011 from Hines Community College and additionally holds IV Therapy certification, as well as certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support

To find out more about Shirley Ann Rankins, please visit www.inanurse.com. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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Outstanding and Dedicated Diabetes Educator with a Longstanding Career in Nursing, Rebekah J. Malone, RN, BSN, Celebrated in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare

Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare and the International Nurses Association are proud to announce that Rebekah J. Malone, RN, BSN, is being honored for her exceptional successes in the nursing community. In her current role as Diabetes Educator, as well as throughout her entire career that encompasses 49 years in the healthcare industry, Rebekah has continued to demonstrate the passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for patient care necessary to be considered a Top Nurse in her field.

Rebekah is a Diabetes Educator with Olean General Hospital in Olean, New York. Part of Upper Allegheny Health System, the hospital has a rich history that reflects the very best of philanthropy and the delivery of quality healthcare. Rebekah has dedicated almost half a century to her calling for nursing. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, she demonstrates her distinct and specialized knowledge in diabetes self-management education, which is what the CDE credential stands for. Reebekah also delivers local and regional diabetes education for school nurses. She attributes her success to her ability to empathize with patients and provide information in a format that they can relate to.

Rebekah studied for her LPN degree at St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1965. She then obtained her registered nursing degree in 1984 from Jamestown Community College and her bachelor’s degree of science in nursing in 1997 from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. Rebekah is a Certified Diabetes Educator and additionally holds certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support. She remains a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association. In 1988, she was voted Nurse of Distinction at Olean General Hospital.

To find out more about Rebekah J. Malone, please visit www.ogh.org. Also be sure to look out for her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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