16 years of caring for the sick: Filipina nurse still enjoys a healthy family life  

Amy Vergara Magracia- Miranda, Charge Nurse- OBGYN, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates

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Amy Miranda started working as a Nurse in 1998 for a total of 16 years in service. 

She is currently working as Charge Nurse in the OBGYN Department of Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH) in Umm Al Qwuain. And in all those years, she is rewarded with a happy married life.

She applied along with friends in the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) in 1998 and fortunately, she was selected for a job in Saudi Arabia under the Ministry of Health. She stayed in KSA till 2002. When her husband transferred to Dubai, she also followed him on the same year and stayed and lived in UAE from then onwards. In 2002, she joined Zulekha Hospital in Sharjah and worked for almost 11 years before she transferred to AUS and now in Sheik Khalifa General Hospital

Today, she is being looked up to as a leader and manager, quality facilitator, an educator and a clinical expert. She has been described as a God- fearing person, a professional nurse, a compassionate leader, a responsible wife and a loving mother. Those in her inner circle would consider her as a good friend and warm-hearted daughter, sister and relative.

She was born the youngest daughter in a poor family of three brothers and two sisters. Her Cebuano father worked in the Philippine Army while her Pangasinense mother was a plain housewife. Her brothers now live in the Philippines and while her sisters reside with their respective family in Germany.

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family vacation on Orlando, Florida

She lost her mom when she was 15 and her father decided to remarry again. There was no one to guide and support her emotionally in her growing and critical years of youth, yet Amy focused on her goal – to finish her studies. She gained the fruit of her hard work after she graduated with flying colors.

In 2010, she was awarded an international recognition as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in Austria. She’s pursuing her master’s degree in Hospital Administration at the Cornerstone College for International Studies in Ras Al Khaimah.

Part of her achievement is being able to have a balance life. By this, she refers to the circumstances following the steady rise of her professional career. More so, she is able to manage and handle her personal and family responsibilities regardless of how difficult the tasks she’s handling still by setting priorities and focus.

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family vacation in London and Germany

For now, it is her undying passion to be the best in what she does – by becoming a good example in the eyes of others. “By touching their lives and serving as an inspiration and a living testimony of God’s great power are the things that I consider as my achievements in life.”


IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, speechwriter and publicist who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.


6 thoughts on “16 years of caring for the sick: Filipina nurse still enjoys a healthy family life  

  1. congratz batch proud of you may you continue to ur goal help poor people strive hard to meet their goal godbless eric silver under mrs reyes st ignatius of loyolla school


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