Nursing at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Our nurses are committed to providing the best care for their patients and community. Through their continued commitment to excellence Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC)  remains a top hospital to receive care and a great place to practice nursing. Nurses represent a deep compassion to provide a healing environment that encompasses the body, mind and soul of the patients and families they serve. At Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center our nurses honor the sacred work of nursing and our mission to care for the poor and vulnerable. As we continue on, our focus remains on providing zero harm to our patients and ensuring that we partner with the multidisciplinary team to create a safe, reliable and healing environment. We will continue our work on empowering and educated patients and families on how to remain healthy, advocate for resources to help reduce their need for hospitalization and promote a healthier community.

We have continued to grow as a profession within our ministry and through the nurses commitment to advancement increased our BSN rate from 60% in 2016 to 65% in 2017. As a part of PSJMC commitment to patient centered care, the Nursing Department is actively involved in quality improvement initiatives focused on measuring and improving patient outcomes. Our Magnet Journey is in full motion with an expected site visit to occur in 2020. The focus on shared governance and decision making will continue to influence how we deliver care here as well as how we retain and attract top nurses to practice at our ministry. The Public Notice is available for download here

Nursing Professional Practice Model, Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring inspires our care delivery system, patient and family centered care. The PPM empowers the nurses to deliver the Providence Promise, “Know me, Care for me, Ease my way”. At the core of the PPM is the patient and family. Patricia Benner’s Novice to Expert theory drives continual improvements in nursing practice. The PPM’s core is surrounded by overlapping pedals representing the five domains of professional nursing practice.

Diagram of nursing practice model

Creating Healthy Communities, Together

PSJMC nurses are committed to their community and eager to get involved and help create healthier communities. Throughout the year, nurses at all levels are engaged in community activities, both locally and globally. PSJMC nurses go to wellness fairs to treat, educate and care for patients in the communities. Many nurse and caregivers attend job fairs to teach young community members about healthcare careers. Several PSJMC nurse have gone on medical missions to serve the communities far beyond Burbank, California. PSJMC also serves its community by preceptoring hundreds of local nursing students through multiple clinical contacts and rotations.

Two nurses working a booth

Early in 2019, several nurses including Martha Inofuentes, BSN, RN, OCN and Gassia Dabbaghian BSN, RN, OCN (pictured above) went to NBCU to represent PSJMC and educate NBCU’s employees on healthy lifestyle changes and cancer preventing behaviors.

Split image of nurses working at a tradeshow

In February 2019, a number of PSJMC caregivers, including nurses went to Burroughs High school and Burbank High school to educate the students on potential careers in health care, including nursing. Pictured above Left Picture: Brian Wren LCSW, Martha Inofuentes BSN, RN, OCN, Diane Guerrera BSN, RN, OCN, Gassia Dannaghian BSN, RN, OCN, and Deanna Schlifke, BSN, RN, OCN. Right Picture: Carlie Elwell BA, Anna Iranosian MPH, RD, Silva Ohanian, Laranda Yarijanian, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN.

Nurse Rosie Salazar holding a baby

In February 2018, during her week-long participation in the global outreach initiative, Rosie Salazar BSN, RN (Pictured above) helped treat approximately 270 impoverished and sick children and adults per day in various villages in the Dominican Republic/Haitian border.

Daisy Award Nomination

Thank a nurse for extraordinary care, nominate a nurse for the DAISY award, DAISY Award honorees personify the Providence mission to reveal God’s love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable through our compassionate service. Saint Joseph Medical Center nurses demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care.


Print nomination form here or email nomination to

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