Message from Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, nursing is dedicated to meeting the needs
of our community by offering quality care through caring, effective communication
and evidence-based best practices.
Our nursing staff works as a team to deliver the highest level of care
and service possible for every patient, and their family members. Our
nursing model is rooted in relationship-based care, and our goal is to
primarily empower each patient — and their loved ones — to
be actively involved in their individualized health care plan.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital nurses demonstrate a strong and steadfast
commitment to the organization's core values that includes respect
and dignity in a compassionate and patient-centric care manner that addresses
their diverse cultural needs. At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, nurses
also work to promote trust and transparency in the environment of care,
helping each patient to feel safe and comfortable.
We offer competitive wages and benefits to attract and retain top talent,
and Valley Presbyterian Hospital is one of only a few in the Los Angeles
area that offers a new RN residency program, designed to place qualified
nursing graduates in nursing specialties. To support the development of
staff, and promote evidence-based nursing practices, we host nursing education
opportunities, skills training and leadership workshops throughout the
year. We have a generous tuition reimbursement program for qualified employees
as a means of encouraging nurses to further invest in their career and
patients care by advancing their nursing education.
I am proud to be a part of the Valley Presbyterian Hospital nursing team.
Our nurses work in a collaborative spirit with our physician partners
and specialists to meet the health care needs of patients and families
in the San Fernando Valley community. Together we are living out our mission
and striving to attain the vision of "excellence in all we do"
in our quest to improve the overall health of the community we serve.
Lori Burnell, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer