We envision Nightingale’s Hospice as a place to meet and complete the needs of patients and their families in one of the most difficult times of life change. Hospice is truly a multi-disciplinary team effort. Our extraordinarily talented nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers are here to care for you and your loved ones.
We will be there with you, to guide you and counsel you through this transition. It is our job to be there for you with Care, Comfort, and Compassion. Nightingale’s Hospice is here for you, and we look forward to providing exceptional care, far beyond your expectations.
Meet Our Team!
Dr. Davila – Medical Director
Alex Davila has been an Emergency Doctor most of his career. He grew up in Whittier, California and went to Occidental College, majoring in Kinesiology. He then attended UCLA School of Medicine. He went across the country, to Pennsylvania, for residency training and returned to California and has been practicing in the Riverside County area since. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and has been a practicing Emergency Physician in the local community for 15 years. He lives locally and is married with three children. He found himself very interested in Hospice Care and its unique role in helping patients and families deal with one of the most difficult things they may face in life. At times the hospital and the emergency department are not the right place to stand with the patient and the patient’s family. The hospital setting can intrude on precious, valuable time near the end of life. Care and comfort are needed, but in a more personal setting. It is with these experiences and beliefs that he saw the purpose and usefulness of Hospice Care. Hospice can be real healing.
Danielle Harris RN– DPCS/Director
Danielle comes to Nightingale’s with previous hospice director experience. She is a 2007 graduate from University of Rhode Island School of Nursing and previously a nurse in the United States Navy. Danielle enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and children. She brings years of leadership, nursing and organizational skills to the hospice team. Nursing is her passion and has been for many years. She values comprehensive, patient centered , multi-discipline care.
Angela Mansfield, Chaplain, M. Div.
Angela Mansfield began in ministry as a youth worker, deeply enjoying coming alongside people as they grew into themselves and their faith. Angela has done church ministry in the PCUSA with people of all ages, leading Children’s Ministries, Jr/Sr High ministry, college and young adults, women’s ministry, and mentoring other youth workers. Angela got her Master’s of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and did her hospital chaplaincy in Portland at the Legacy Emanuel Hospital. Over the years, Angela has guided families through both weddings and memorial services, finding joy in serving both in times of people’s greatest joys as well as their deepest sorrows. Angela believes that hospice ministry is a privilege – it is a unique time in an individual’s and a family’s life to reflect on their journey, celebrate the gift of life, and experience healing through the grieving process. Angela is grateful for the opportunity to walk with families when they are seeking peace, answers, and resolution.
Nicole Jimenez RN– Case Manager
Nicole’s specialty is Emergency/Trauma/Critical Care Nursing. She has worked in Hospice for several years. Hospice became a passion of hers when her grandfather became terminally ill with esophageal cancer in 2010. When she welcomed Hospice into her home, it was quite evident how much the providers concentrated on the true comfort of the patient and family. She took care of her Opa with the many resources that hospice supplied her. This made it much easier to grieve losing him since they were able to physically keep him comfortable. Her ambition is to provide compassionate nursing and realistic education for patients and their families. The love of family is truly the foundation of life in the beginning and the end.
Sarah Davila– Volunteer Coordinator
Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Occidental College and her Master’s degree in Education from UCLA and subsequently taught English for a number of years. She has served on the Board of her church and her children’s school in various roles. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading.
Patsy Davila, Office Manager
Therese Kiesau, RN – Case Manager
Jessica Davila, Volunteer
Johnny Hodges, Chaplain / Bereavement
Michelle Thome-Kaufman, Social Worker