Gerald Battaglia, a charge nurse with two decades of experience, has been named Nursing (House) Supervisor at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center. He will oversee clinical and administrative patient care activities throughout all nursing units during the “night shift.”
Battaglia, who joined the nursing staff at GHS in 1992, has served as a Charge Nurse in the medical intensive care unit since 1998. He is a member of the hospital’s Rapid Response Team, a group of critical care specialists who rush to the bedside and intervene when a non-ICU patient’s condition seems to be heading for trouble.
Battaglia served in the U.S. Army from 1984-88 and received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Health Sciences University in 1992.
He is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
The 478-bed Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center is operated by the Georgia Health Sciences Health System, a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations of Georgia Health Sciences University. The health system also includes a Critical Care Center, housing the region’s only Level I trauma center ; the 154-bed Children’s Medical Center, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care; and more than 80 outpatient clinics that provide primary and specialty care inside the Medical Office Building.