Nurse spreads wings in Al Rahba

Evelyn C. Naces, Charge Nurse, Al Rahba Hospital


From being a nurse educator in her home country, Evelyn C. Naces has spread her wings to Riyadh and the Emirates. 

She has proven her competence as an Infection Control Link Nurse, Charge Nurse and Acting Hospital Manager – tasks which are all time-consuming and needs patience, resilience and strong character.

A practicing health professional for more than three decades now, Evelyn, 54, has served people of various nationalities with pride and dedication but she’s not yet tired of giving her whole life to the humanity.

When she was named Charge Nurse in October 2007 at Al Rahba Hospital, all she thought then was how to be of great service.

It is a great responsibility after all. She makes sure that there is continuity of leadership and management within the unit for patient and staff safety in order to achieve high quality standards in patient care

She directs through the Nurse Manager all activities of nursing staff plan and organizes activities in nursing services to ensure patient’s needs are met in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures. She supports the Nurse Manager in the design and development of implementation strategies to ensure quality achievement is an integral part of the provision of nursing care.

She likewise plans, organizes and oversees staff to provide high standard quality of patient care and learn to evaluate by applying plans in a timely manner based on policies, standards and regulations to ensure customer satisfaction.

Al Rahba Hospital, which opened in 2003, is part of the Abu Dhabi Health  Services Company (SEHA) network of public hospitals owned by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. The 163-bed advanced secondary care hospital is located approximately 30 km outside of Abu Dhabi City and provides diagnostic and therapeutic management in obstetrics, gynecology, general practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery and emergency care. The facility has four operating rooms and a hemodialysis unit with nine dialysis units for adults and pediatrics.

In Saudi Arabia, Evelyn was first named as Charge Nurse at the King Abdul-Aziz Medical City (National Guard) in Riyadh. Then she was named Acting Manager of Dallah Hospital.

Prior to her sojourn abroad, she taught at the Bohol of Institute of Technology College of Nursing and Midwifery from 1982 to 1984 then at the University of Bohol College of Nursing for four years, from 1984 to 1988. She took her early education at Tagbilaran Elementary School and her secondary, college and post graduate studies at the University of Bohol.

She passed the Nursing Licensure Examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission in 1982.

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author 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.


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