PHC is dedicated to helping children meet their developmental milestones and partnering with their family so they can enjoy the moments of their life.

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PHC provides Skilled Nursing as well as Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy in the comfort of your home.

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Why PHC?

Pediatric Healthcare Connection was founded on something simple: an idea that there was something missing in private duty nursing care and the relationships built upon the work. After many years in the industry, we felt there could be more done to ensure a more familial relationship between administration, medical professionals, and patients’ families. To us, there needed to be more time spent connecting nurses with the right families and families with the right nurses. To us, it’s more than just clinical skills. We look at the bigger picture. But it only starts there. Call us, we’d love to tell you all about it. We decided to build a community of heart-filled professionals who felt valued, heard and appreciated.

Our Vision

PHC’s vision is to create new pediatric home healthcare standards by providing the highest quality care with innovation, integrity, excellence and compassion.

Our Mission

PHC’s mission is to change pediatric home healthcare through innovative strategies that improve the lives of patients, families, and employees.

Our Services

As we have focused on being a case management company, we work hard to collaborate with all your service providers to ensure the most comprehensive care. If you are currently receiving services that include therapies, or have continued services with specialists, our team feels strongly about continuous communication to help provide the best care for your patient.

If you are a family, or a health care professional looking for our services please call (855-268-4098) or email us for more info.


A. Every medical professional is screened by Texas department of public safety, OIG, drug screening and infectious disease testing. PHC will test all medical professionals to appropriate skill levels and experience to work with each child. After appropriate scoring on all testing each staff member will be reviewed hands on by a supervising clinician to ensure comfort and competence. Additional training by supervising clinician to child specific assignments may also occur.
A. Our families always reserve the right to meet, approve or deny the services of any clinician. PHC encourages the communication with supervising staff to build a team to service you and your loved one that best fits your specific criteria.
A. The PHC team will review funding sources prior to any agreement of services, where all parties are in agreement of any charges and who will be responsible for those charges.

Our Families

Being a parent is hard enough...caring for a child with special medical needs can be an adjustment that needs reliable support. Our families are a crucial key to our comprehensive care teams, as they are the expert on their own child. We are humbled to use our own expertise to complete that care team with the right medical professionals to help make the best decisions, though sometimes very difficult, in partnering for your child’s best success. Our families are very special to us, as many of us might never understand their struggles. But PHC works diligently to respect each family’s commitment to their everyday struggles.

Words can't express our gratitude for PHC. In the three years we've had nursing care for our son, this is the ONLY company that has provided continuity of care for our son. We never have to worry about "strangers" showing up at our door at 7am. Communication and transparency has been one of their many strengths. Their priority is not only for their patients, but for their nurses. And in order to have happy clients, you have to have happy nurses. PHC provides comfort, peace, and COMPASSION. A perfect balance for an imperfect family dynamic with a special needs and medically complex son. Thank you PHC for bringing calmness during a very chaotic time in our life. We appreciate your commitment to serve our family.

Christina G.

We are so grateful for PHC! This company has been such a delight to work with. They not only made the transition smoother than anticipated, but they have been committed to providing us with amazing caregivers that we not only love and trust, but have helped our child stay healthy, happy and thriving.

Ashley U.

We are a family of 7. My husband and I have 5 boys. We started a Journey with Kiptyn and nursing over 7 years ago. We have nurse's in our home almost 24/7, which provides many challenges. We started with PHC back in July 2016. We love this company. We can not say enough good things about what a great company this is. The way they have structured their company is amazing. They don't just hire a body to fill a shift. They hire for the long term and to make sure it is a good fit for the family. We have been with several nursing company's. Starting over with a new agency and nurse and trying to rebuild a good nursing team has been hard. When we started with PHC it started immediately and I feel that I have rebuilt an amazing nursing staff with the quality of nurses we have. Our son Kiptyns, success is largely due to the quality of nurse provide. The Nurses aren't just here to get a pay check, they are here for my son and work as team.

Tiffany G.

PHC has been a real blessing. We have experienced relationships with multiple nursing agencies, however no other company has instilled the trust and confidence that PHC has. The continuity of our son's care has made the ultimate difference. Six years into our life long need for nurses, I am completely positive you won't find another company like this one.

Troy R.

Meet our team

Collectively, our administrative team has over 50 years of experience in the home healthcare industry. We have teamed up strategically to bring the best of familiarity and heart. We have created a successful team by combining expertise and passion.

Don Maniccia

Account Manager

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About Don

He didn’t grow up in Texas but he won’t leave now! Don Maniccia, founder of PHC, moved his way to the Lone Star State and Pediatric Private Duty Nursing at the turn of the Millennium. He has held senior positions in the largest companies in the industry as well as helped to create programs across the state for families of special needs children for almost 15 years. He and his wife Laura are raising their three little ones on a lot of coffee and a bit of traveling. Having experience with their own medically fragile son, Don decided to branch out on his own to create a company that embodied his own personal philosophies and work ethic.


Bruce Clements


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About Bruce

Bruce serves as PHC’s Chief Operations Officer following a long career of public service, including 23 years serving in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard as a Public Health Officer, and over a decade directing state health emergency preparedness and response programs in Missouri and Texas. He is excited for the opportunity to leverage his experience and passion for service to support PHC’s mission and philosophy. When he’s not working, Bruce loves spending time with his wife and their four sons. He also enjoys writing, art, and music. He’s a big band singer and enjoys collecting Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett vinyl albums.


Steve Willingham

Account Manager

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About Steve

A Rio Grande Valley native, Steve Willingham has been in Central Texas since 2005 and has enjoyed networking through the special needs community. With over ten years of industry experience, he’s a strong advocate for our families as he regularly meets with other service providers to help close the gaps. He and his wife Lindsey love the ATX life of outdoor activity and live music! Their dog Shiner loves to roam Zilker and they enjoy spending time with nearby family and friends.


Andrew Garza


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About Andrew

Another Austin transplant, Andrew Garza has worked with Private Duty Nursing families throughout Texas for over 5 years. He and his wife Vanessa enjoy spending their free time visiting Austin’s local parks with their 2 year old son and their two labradors. A devoted Cowboys fan and sports and outdoors enthusiast he also enjoys camping, fishing, attending local sporting events and occasionally attempting to play golf.


Laura Maniccia

Talent Retention Manager

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About Laura

Since moving to Austin, Laura couldn’t sit still as a Stay-at-Home Mom and has transitioned from owning her own franchise of a Mom and Baby fitness company to working more full time with PHC. Her primary role remains Captain o’ Fun and homework enforcer for their kids, but feels more passionately about helping special needs families since having their son Nico in 2014, born with a rare, severe bleeding disorder. Laura began her experience in the private duty nursing community just after college but expanded on helping different families with her Masters in Psychology and Counseling.


Luis Zambrano

Account Manager

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About Luis

Texas born and Florida Raised, Luis Zambrano has been working with Private Duty Nursing families for over 6 years. Home health was a part of his family when he was younger and he feels strongly about helping our families find success with their PDN services. He enjoys traveling to new countries every year, hiking the trails with his pup Zoey as much as possible, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.


Tanya Howell, RN

Supervising Nurse

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About Tanya

Since the inception of PHC, I have been living the Dream Career! What more could you ask for,, meeting new families and clients are like a constant breath of fresh air. Everyday is a new adventure, literally. I get to work with people that believe in the holistic approach of Custom planning and management of each and every individual we are privelaged to serve,.

I’ve been in nursing 20+ yrs....time flies. I finally found my niche in 2002. I love the pediatric population and plan on staying until I retire or ascend with Bowie.

Life Outside of #TeamPurple: Ive been in Texas since the Worlds Fair 1968, I love all things Texas...Hill Country to Texas Music/Red Dirt Music and all things in between. My family also shares the love of Texas from Austin to Terlingua and the miles and miles ...and miles all around this beautiful state,

Also an avid supporter of local artist community and hope everyone in their community tries to “Buy Local”.


Kathi Rivas, RN

Supervising Nurse

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About Kathi

Growing up in New Jersey, I, moved to Austin in 1992. The first thing I had to do was slow down and put a smile on my face. I never thought I would say things like “y’all” or know what or who the Longhorn’s are. Now it is second nature. I got teased a lot for my “Jersey” accent when I first moved here. Now, when I go back to NJ, my family thinks I have a Southern accent. I started my career in Home Health in 2003 as a Field Nurse and truly enjoy hands on patient care and still work shifts weekly. In 2005 I became a Nursing Supervisor and in 2014 became Director of Nursing. I’ve worked for numerous Home Health companies in Austin before joining PHC in May of 2015. I have never looked back. I’m an empty nester, as both of my sons are in college. Both are born and raised Texan’s. In my off time I enjoy going to concerts and watching college football. ROLL TIDE!!


Stacey Clements, RN

Supervising Nurse

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About Stacey

I graduated as an RN in 1991 and have worked in several areas of nursing but my favorite has been the last 8 + years of pediatric homecare. Our family moved to Austin from St. Louis, MO in 2009 and I started working in pediatric homecare in 2010. PHC is by far the best company I have ever worked for. As a Supervising Nurse, I enjoy supporting our nurses and families. I love PHC’s approach to management because I get to experience hands on nursing by working shifts with the patients I manage as well as build relationships with our families and nurses. In my free time, I like to spend time with our 4 sons and to listen to local live music with my husband.


Shawn Johnson, RN

Supervising Nurse

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About Shawn

I have worked in pediatric home care for the last 7+ years and it has been the most fulfilling area of nursing I've ever worked in. Originally from Paris, Tx, I moved to Austin back in 2012. In my time in Central Texas, I've worked for several pediatric private duty companies and PHC has by far been the best. I've had the pleasure of seeing PHC grow as I was the first field nurse hired back when this company was initially formed. Since becoming a Supervising Nurse in 2018, my appreciation for this company has continued to grow. I consider everyone at PHC family.


Lindsey Willingham

Human Relations

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About Lindsey

Lindsey was raised just outside of Austin, in Taylor, where her husband Steve Willingham and their two pups call home. Lindsey graduated from Texas State with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports & Science. She has worked most of her professional career in the healthcare industry as a therapy technician and has held several back office positions. Lindsey is our "jack of all trades" as she works with our families, nurses, and back office at PHC on a daily basis. When Lindsey isn't working she loves to spend time with friends, family and travel with her husband as much as possible.


Rachel Gross

Operations Assistant

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About Rachel

A novice to the home health care industry, Rachel had worked in Property Management for several years before deciding to take the proverbial “leap of faith” to follow her heart into a more meaningful and fulfilling career. After joining PHC in July of 2018, she quickly fell in love with the company, its passionate internal team, devoted nurses and beautiful families. The Robin to Andrew’s Batman, she currently helps the team with billing, collections, HR and other miscellaneous projects.


Greyson Floss

Talent Acquisition

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About Greyson

Greyson is yet another Austin transplant. When asked where he is from, he gives a simple answer: “born in Iowa, raised in Hudson Valley, New York.” With over 5 years of industry experience under his belt, Home Health Care has taken Greyson all over the place, making his back story as interesting as his sports affiliations. He loves watching college football in the fall (Go Hawkeyes!) and doing just about anything on the lake during the summer. You can almost always find Greyson spending time with his many friends and large family.


What our nurses have to say

Interested in joining our team?

Do you have a passion for working with children with special medical needs? Are you ready to work with a cohesive team of professionals who share this passion and honor commitment? We would love to learn more about your experience that has led you to finding this passion and share with you our vision for matching your drive and your profession. We strongly believe in a work-life balance, but more than that, a strong employer-employee relationship.

Top three reasons nurses choose PHC:

Clinical Supervision

We offer a 10 to 1 ratio of field staff to clinical supervision. Our Clinical Supervisors work in the field regularly and are not just supervisors, but peers. They have laid eyes and hands on the patients you will work with, rather than just have Quality Assured your notes. They are kept up to date on doctor’s orders and maintain clear communication with both our families and their own teams.

Account Management

In addition to our clinical supervision ration, we maintain this same ratio of patients to Account Managers. We strongly believe visibility is the key to trust. Our team is regularly available to both families and staff. While office hours can be the most convenient time to discuss important matters, we remain on-call 24 hours a day to extend our availability during those off-peak times.


The industry standard does not promote continuity of care for patients, as it doesn’t offer long-term reasons to stay in a home-health position. We have broken the mold of the industry by not only offering competitive pay rates but reasons to stay with our team, forever! We take “employee-sponsored” health insurance to a new level. If you aren’t interested in working forever, start building your retirement with our matching 401k option that gets you there closer. Like vacations? So do we! Book a long weekend away in Port Aransas at our rental property for merely the cost of cleaning. Come for our team but stay for your benefits!

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