Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Lori Burnell was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer in March 2014. Ms. Burnell most recently served as Vice President & Chief Nurse and Operations Executive at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She has held several clinical leadership positions at Scripps Mercy Hospital, Pomerado Hospital in Poway, Calif., and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.

As Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, she leads an expert team of more than 700 nurses and staff to expand Valley Presbyterian Hospital's patient care and professional development capacity. She also oversees all rehabilitation services.

Ms. Burnell received a doctorate of philosophy in nursing from the University of San Diego, a master's degree in nursing from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University, Fullerton.

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