Paula Proctor, RN, Short-Stay Unit

My goal is to create a place where patients feel safe and comfortable. I’ve been at St. Joseph Hospital for 34 years, 17 of those years in Short-Stay. I whole-heartedly believe that establishing a personal connection with the patient helps create a more relaxed environment and ultimately a better outcome. So I always start by finding a nugget of similarity — some interest that we share. I’m privileged to work with an amazing group of people. We depend on one another. I hope the sisters and their mission continue for years to come.

When you’re our patient at St. Joseph Health, everyone is committed to the care you experience. Our quality service and excellent care shine through — from the biggest procedures to the smallest details. We know how uniquely privileged we are to serve our dear neighbors in Humboldt County.