Magda Bandong - Magda Bandong
Magda Bandong prepared for her career in health care with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation. While studying at the Foundation, Magda completed medical courses and learned about Catholic principles. The school encouraged her to take on leadership roles. During this time in her life, the future nurse and health care professional was exposed to the learning institution’s core values of vision and goal-oriented work, morality, harmony, and caring.
In the United States, Magda Bandong began her career at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, where she worked as a staff nurse. Over the course of nearly seven years, she contributed to her professional community in this way, caring for patients with an array of conditions. During much of this period, Magda also served at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston as a staff nurse and charge nurse responsible for patients in critical condition. Primarily, she treated patients in intensive care units, where patients received care for shock trauma, burns, neurotrauma, transplants, and cardiovascular problems.
In 2007, she joined PDR Home Health Services in Houston, where she became the Director of Nursing. In this new role, she accepted a number of important responsibilities. She worked with staff and clients to assure each patient’s plan of care was being carried out as prescribed, that care was interdisciplinary and cohesive, and that clients were re-evaluated when necessary. Magda investigated and reported problems she found in a patient’s care regimen. She also developed the qualifications and assignments of each staff member and ensured employees adhered to company policies.
Magda Bandong also held responsibility for recruiting, hiring, orienting, reviewing, and terminating service employees. In line with this role, she provided individual and group support for employees facing job-related stress and emotional issues. She also acted as a general resource for problems or questions. In this position, she served as a role model for her colleagues by maintaining rigorous standards for attire, etiquette, teamwork, and performance.
She worked at PDR Home Health Services until 2009 and has since progressed in her health care career.