Nursing Service - VA Caribbean Healthcare System
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VA Caribbean Healthcare System


Nursing Service

Description of services

Nursing Service is a discipline distinguished by the provision of excellent care for the Veteran population and their loved ones.

Nursing Service provides leadership, guidance, and strategic direction on all issues related to nursing such as, but not limited to: practice, education, and research.

Nursing staff provides patient centered, quality care that croses the spectrum of care delivery beliefs.

The basis of Nursing Service is to exceed the Veteran’s expectations by delivering high quality care.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm


Administrative Building, 5th floor, Room 5M535

Key Staff

Iris Hernández, MSN, RN
Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Migdalia Gomez, Rn, MSN
Acting Deputy for Patient Care Services

Ruth Cruz, RN
Acting Chief of Operations

Ms. Wanda Lozada
Executive Secretary Associate Director for Patient Care Services 787-641-7582 extension 35951

Mirian Vázquez, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Education

Teresa Feliciano
Secretary Nursing Education
787-641-7582 extension 35954

Noreen Santillan-Mojica, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse of Surgery

Gladys Navarro, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nurse Community Living Center

Lillian Hernández
Secretary Community Living Center
787-641-7582 extension 21145

Awilda Rivera-Colon, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse Mental Health & Rehabilitation

Luz García, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse Home and Community Based Care
787-641-7582 extension 10904

Sylvia Pérez-Guzman, MSN, RN
Chief Nurse Ambulatory Care

Nelly Vargas, MSN, RN
Acting Chief Nurse Medicine

Jaime Figueroa
Chief Supply Processing Services
787-641-7582 extension 10324

Profesional Organizations

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Contact Info


  • San Juan VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 787-641-7582 Ext. 35951

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm