Colleagues congratulate Alma Gallardo (third from left) on being named Maryville’s Employee of the Month for February 2018.

Alma Gallardo, a charge nurse who joined Maryville’s staff in April 2011, has been named Employee of the Month for February 2018.

After earning a bachelor of science degree in nursing in the Philippines, Alma moved to the United States in 2002. She has served as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and is now a licensed practical nurse (LPN).  Her professional experience includes serving as a neonatal nurse in Saudi Arabia.

Director of Nursing Mylene Cepeda said, “Alma is a strong charge nurse with good clinic skills and critical thinking abilities. She has been a solid presence on the evening shift and provides great guidance to the staff and support to her peers.”

Married with a teenage daughter, Alma says she enjoys “spending time with my family and watching my daughter’s performances in musical shows and concerts.”

Alma says she enjoys working at Maryville. “People here are very friendly and supportive,” she said. “Working in the skilled care unit has developed my clinical skills and my knowledge as a nurse.” She added, “I love to take care of my residents.”

Congratulations to February 2018 Employee of the Month Alma Gallardo!