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Valerie Heinl has been named nurse manager of the Gastrointestinal and Cardiology floor at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. She has served as the nurse educator for the third and fourth floors for the past four years.
Her many accomplishments include serving as the bariatric coordinator for the Surgical Bariatrics program, chair of the Evidence-Based Practice Council, and working with the Frontline Innovations Nursing Research group. She has also been the hospital leader for the Alabama Hospital Quality Forum project on reducing patient falls and falls with harm.
An Army nurse for seven years, Heinl served at Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and later as a reservist. She joined USAMC in 2002 and is currently working on a master’s of science in nursing as a clinical nurse leader at the USA College of Nursing.
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