Ruth Catignas was born and raised in the Philippines. Attended and finished her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Manila Doctors Hospital School of Nursing and Philippine Women’s University. She has an extensive experience in Diabetes where she worked as an RN for 12 years at Makati Medical Center with Dr. Augusto Litonjua, an Endocrinologist and President of the Philippine Diabetes Association.
Ruth came to the United States in 1993 and worked as an RN until 20007. She worked in Medical Surgical, Telemetry, ICU, Open Heart and Cath Lab. She has received multiple awards during the years of her practice and to name a few, Nurse of the year at Memorial West, Most Valuable Employee at Palmetto General Hosp. Outstanding Performance Award at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and many more.
She graduated her Masters of Science in Nursing at Florida International University in 2007 and since then worked as a Nurse Practitioner and board certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurse Credentialing Center.
She’s been married for 29 years and has three children. She loves to sing and a member of St. Bonaventure Church Choir Group. She’s very active in volunteer and charity work at church. She’s currently a member of the following professional organizations: Sigma Theta Tau International, American Nurses Association, Philippine Nurses Association of South Florida, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Credentialing Center.