Manuel named Lane Regional medical, surgical unit director _lowres

Neil Manuel

Neil Manuel, RN, BSN, has been named the medical/surgical unit director at Lane Regional Medical Center.

Manuel will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of nursing care for the unit according to accreditation and professional standards, including patient satisfaction, quality assurance, staffing and physician relations, a news release said.

A graduate of McNeese State University, Manuel has more than 20 years of health care experience including paramedic, intensive care, dialysis and emergency room nursing.

Previously, he was a clinical nurse leader at Lane.

Manuel is a member of the emergency room transfer/reporting committee, value analysis team, cardiovascular care committee and the HERO employee giving club.

He plans to enroll in graduate school in the fall to earn a master of science degree in nursing administration.

Manuel is a native of Eunice, a resident of Zachary and an avid sportsman.

He and his wife, Brydie, have three daughters: Ellen, Lauren and Averie.