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Welcome Courtnay Caufield, RN, DNP
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center names new chief nursing officer
Following a nationwide search, Courtnay Caufield, RN, DNP, has been named chief nursing officer at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
Caufield, who started in August, was the chief nursing executive at a Sunnyside Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente in Clackamas, Oregon, where she had local and regional responsibilities. She was responsible for all aspects of the patient care experience and quality. She is proud that she also had the opportunity to redesign and enhance the nursing shared governance structure and develop the nursing leadership team to support professional advancement of nursing.
She developed a Magnet foundation plan, nursing internships and an innovative new graduate program. Caufield also led mindfulness and resiliency efforts to improve leadership retention, focusing on caregiver well-being.
Prior to Sunnyside, Caufield served as executive director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Cedars-Sinai Health System, which included oversight of clinical operations, inpatient women’s services and pediatric care from outpatient settings to research, education, academics and physician services. Caufield has a significant focus on family-centered care, program development, staff wellness and resiliency, leadership development and community benefit. As a Reiki practitioner, Caufield has also volunteered her time to assist with alternative comfort models for patients in the hospital.
”I am proud to join an organization with the mission at the center of all we do. The Providence promise is the guiding principle for all our caregivers as they care for and ease the way for patients and their families. I am fortunate to join a stellar nursing team and I look forward to our future accomplishments,” says Caufield. “I am glad to have found a hospital and system home with Providence Saint Joseph and a beautiful community in which to flourish here in Burbank with my family.”
She is passionate about promotion and support of continuous learning for her team and their ability to care for themselves, their families, their spirits and each other.
Together, we can provide care that transforms lives, now and for years to come.