Cyndy, who started here in May 2018 as a nurse practitioner, says her sense of mission is heightened by experiences with addiction in her own family. This is her second time working for La Hacienda. In 1990 she joined the nursing staff and was quickly promoted to director but left in 1992 to study law. Although her work was rewarding, she missed caring for patients. She returned to school to become a nurse practitioner. In that capacity, she sees patients during medical rounds, does admission history and physicals, writes orders, and prescribes medications.