Meet The Director

Meet the Director

Paula Hughes, RN, BSN

Program Director Behavioral Health Services

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Hughes moved to Las Vegas in 2009 for a career opportunity. Her nursing career was influenced by observing nurses who truly cared for their patients and would make their interaction with the patients meaningful. Her strong desire to help make a positive difference in the care of her patients and promoting teamwork excelled her career into leadership positions.

Hughes has fifteen years of nursing experience with the last seven in Behavioral Health Services. Caring for patients with mental illness has opened her awareness to the fear, rejection and disrespect given to this population. While research is still under covering further information about the brain and its effects on mental illness, we need to remember it is an illness that needs as much care, compassion and regard as any other illness.