Jose Garcia, E.E.Nursing Education Coordinator

Jose Garcia is the Nursing Education Coordinator at Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica de Guatemala (UNOP), a pediatric oncology hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Jose is a 2007 graduate of the Latin American Center for Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education - a St. Jude Global initiative - and was one of the first to pioneer the pediatric oncology nurse educator role in Latin American hospitals.

He is an active member in the St. Jude Latin American Nurse Educator Network and was recently appointed as the Central American nurse educator champion where he serves as a mentor to new educators in the region. Jose and team helped to create a guideline based on the Joint Commission International Patient Safety Goal to enhance correct identification of patients. UNOP is the first of several regional hospitals to complete this quality improvement project.

Paper Presentation: Clinical Care Issues — Improving Patient Identification Practices in a Central American Pediatric Cancer Hospital (228-3)
Unidad Nacional de Oncologia Pediatrica de Guatemala (UNOP)
Guatemala City, Guatemala