Spotlight: Deiny DeLaCerda

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s R.N. Deiny DeLaCerda with the Department of Medicine in honor of National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12.

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Deiny DeLaCerda

Deiny DeLaCerda

Name: Deiny DeLaCerda

Title: Registered Nurse

Department: Department of Medicine – Rheumatology Clinic

How long have you been at BCM? Since August 2014

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The opportunities! I have had the pleasure of working in research and in the outpatient clinical side.

What’s the best thing about being a nurse? There are many great things about being a nurse due to the fact that it is such a diverse career. The ability to make a patient’s day better by being supportive and using my resources to provide the best care possible is one of the many things I love. I find it very rewarding to see a patient improve in their symptoms and able to do activities in their daily life that others may consider minor, such as walking down the hall or climbing up stairs. I also love to provide the leadership to all clinical staff to develop a fun and caring team culture. Anything that I can do to provide support to my team to have structure in their day to day activities is one of my main goals.

Where were you born? Houston

What is your favorite kind of food? Mediterranean and Spanish

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? I would say Crisp in the Heights, the Shrimp & Polenta and San Fran’s North Beach Pizza are my favs.

What’s on your music playlist? A little bit of everything. I listen to everything from alternative rock to smooth jazz.

What is your dream vacation? Greece and/or return to Portugal

What is your favorite TV show? “Big Little Lies”

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … love yoga! I took it as a college credit and have been doing it since!

What are some of your personal hobbies? Yoga, salsa dancing, traveling and DIY projects such as home renovation

Last book you read? “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

Last movie you saw? “King Kong”

Any kids? Pets? No kids but three beautiful dogs

Favorite food on campus? I really like the snacks when I am on the go.

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? The waterfall at the TMC food court