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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.Back
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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.Back
In my 20 years of nursing experience, I have worked in many areas including ER, ICU, Med-Surg, Long-term Acute Care, and Long-term care. In that time I have also worked for many decent employers, but I must say, PHC has been the absolute best bar none. I love the fact that PHC makes an effort to pair the client with the right nurse for that client, rather than just sending any nurse to any client. I can also say that I have never worked for a company that demonstrates its appreciation for its staff the way PHC does. I love this company, and I take pride in being a member of the PHC family.
I love working for PHC. Jack Baldwin found my resume on Indeed. I was moving to Austin and what described in this company was everything I was looking for from an employer. This unique company values the client and the nurse involved in caring for their loved family member. I love going to work, I'm happy when I leave work and ready to go back to work the next scheduled day. It has been a while since I've felt this good about work.
PHC is by far the best company I have ever worked for in my 10 years of being a nurse. I was just about to give up nursing for awhile and my friend who is also a nurse with this company talked me into meeting the owner. I have now been with PHC almost a year and I've never been happier. I love going to work everyday. I've learned to love being a nurse again. This company cares not only for their amazing little patients but they care for their nurses and support them as well. Changing to PHC has been by far one of my best decisions I've made.
After two decades of working as a surgical recovery room nurse, I had a desire to provide more personalized patient care. The support received by PHC to transition into this type of nursing has been outstanding. They have been available at all times to answer questions and listen to my concerns. It amazed me how eager the management was to intercede on what could have been considered a seemingly minimal issue and promptly worked with the family to find a workable solution. When asked by a former coworker about how my new job was going, my response was, "I feel valued as an employee." PHC seems to hold in high regard all the positions that make up this organization. It such a refreshing change.
I have worked for several home health care companies over my career as a NICU nurse and private duty nurse. I worked in NICU units in Austin for 20 years and always wondered how my little patients did after they went home. As a private duty nurse doing home care with these little patients I get to work with them on a day to day basis as they develop. Pediatric Healthcare Connection is different from the other agencies I have worked for because they really do care about the relationships between the company, the families and the nurses. Steve Willingham is committed to making sure it is a good fit for everyone and that he doesn't take cases that he can't staff well. The support and respect that I have received through Steve is unmatched in my career. Please consider them if you are looking for a nursing agency to care for your child or if you are a nurse wanting to work with pediatric cases.
I came over to PHC July of 2016 at the urging of a friend who had positive things to say about the company. I have worked at a total 6 pediatric home health companies, so I can attest to the PHC difference! At PHC, I feel appreciated and my concerns are always addressed by the attentive, experienced, and hard working case managers. I am so glad I found PHC, and I am happy to be part of such an outstanding team of professionals committed to caring for their special kids!!
PHC is a different kind of home health company. The patients and the nurses are the top priority with this company. The personal touch is felt from Don and my nursing supervisor. I feel like a valued employee. The great benefits are just icing on the cake.
I've been an RN for almost 10 years and during that time I've worked for many different facilities. When I began with PHC a year ago I was transitioning into pediatric as well as the homecare setting. Despite my years of experience in acute care with adults- I was venturing into a whole new nursing experience! PHC has helped me every step of the way with my transition. They truly, truly and deeply care about their nurses wellbeing and happiness. I've never been a part of a team that treats the nursing staff, patients and families with as much compassionate and genuine care that the PHC team does.
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.
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.
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!