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.