Joe Trejo, RN, Night Charge Nurse

Joe Trejo, RN, Night Charge Nurse

Joe Trejo, RN, Night Charge Nurse

Joe started his career in Houston, including time on the team of famous heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey. He moved his family to the Hill Country in the mid-1990s while still working in Houston, then decided to find a job closer to home. Joe responded to a newspaper ad for La Hacienda, not having any previous knowledge of the treatment center. “I got ‘the feel’ as soon as I walked on campus. Then, one night after I started here, I went up on Serenity Hill. I got the feeling that this is home. And this is where I have been since.” Joe finds satisfaction in witnessing patients recovering their health. “I see them from the beginning of their treatment to the end. I see the improvement in their appearance, their mood, and in their outlook on life. It turns from negative in the beginning to positive and hopeful at the end.”