UPC Name

Emergency Room B
Jackson Memorial Hospital


Director of Patient Care Services
Albert Hernandez, ARNP, MSN (Acting Director)

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Ric Cuming, RN, EdD, NEA-BC

Special Accomplishments

  • ER B provides care for acutely ill and injured adult patients, such as “Brain Attack”, ST Elevation MI (STEMI), severe endocrine disorders (DKA), acute ingestion and intoxications, as well as those with infectious diseases.
  • Our philosophy is to provide compassionate and highly skilled care to those that seek emergent and/or life threatening care.

Size & Type
The unit has 27 spaces all capable of Telemetry monitoring. 4 of the rooms provide isolation with negative airflow. There is an asthma room for stable patients with asthma and COPD exacerbations.

Staff Summary
36 RNs (all ACLS certified); 8 Senior Emergency Room Technicians (SERTs – Medical Assistant, EMT or Paramedic); 5 Hospital Unit Secretaries.  

Staff Skill Mix
72% RN, all ACLS certified

Organizational Structure
Our organizational structure follows the Shared Governance model. It is made up of the nurse manager, associate nurse managers, clinical staff nurses, PCTs, unit secretary and others, as needed.

Emergency Room B
ER B UPC Members (From l-r)
Jovan Blineau, SERT; Gilbert Peabanco, RN; Vanessa Plunkett, RN, facilitator; Betty Geneas, RN; Catherine Murillo, RN, chair; Bensita Joseph, RN; Monica Rodriguez, RN. Those not pictured are Jennifer Baker, RN, co-chair; Laura Hlohinoc, RN; Andrita Cortez, RN; Loretta Henderson, HUS, secretary