Nurse manager for ICU, ER, and nurse practitioner specializing in cancer care join UT Health Science Center at Tyler

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Margarita B. Hart, MSN, RN, has been named nurse manager for the intensive care unit and the emergency department at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

In addition, Deirdre Leung, MSN, RN, a nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for patients with cancer, has joined UTHSCT’s Cancer Treatment and Research Center.

Before coming to UTHSCT, Hart (left photo) was director of the cardiac catheterization lab at a university-affiliated hospital. She also had served as director of the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Hart received her master’s degree in nursing from Lubbock Christian University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Leung (right photo) is a certified oncology nurse with five years’ experience working with cancer patients. She is also certified in advanced cardiac life support.

She received her nurse practitioner certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from The University of Texas at Tyler.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million for the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million. As the academic health science center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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