Lorie Balanza

Lorie Balanza

Lorie Balanza, RN

Medical/Oncology Acute
Scripps Mercy Hospital: San Diego and Chula Vista
San Diego, California
United States

Patient care is her mission; healthcare access to all is her passion. She is a true humanitarian. Lorie has been a full-time employee at Scripps Mercy since August, 2008 and is known for her high standard of performance. The energy and enthusiasm with which she goes about her life are remarkable.
Lorie emulates warmth, humility and compassion as she serves others and always expresses appreciation to others for their efforts. Lorie cares for customers, patients and family members with respect and dignity and is a great asset to this hospital as well as the local and international community. Lorie has a passion for nursing and healthcare overall. As a nurse in the 8th floor, Lorie is always courteous and helpful to others, she is highly respected by her peers and appreciated by her patients because of the way she treats others. Lorie adapts her plan of care to include and meet the age-specific and cultural needs of her patients. She is seen as a very positive person of the team and exhibits a “win-win” philosophy.
Lorie is efficient and thorough in her work and finishes the job in a timely manner. The combination of her high ethical standards and vast experience enable her to be an excellent mentor to other employees. She is highly respected by those with whom she comes in contact and is an exemplary role model to others in the unit as well as the hospital. Lorie represents the hospital well as she strives for excellence in problem solving and patient care.
Lorie’s involvement in the 8th floor fall prevention committee is a testimony to her sense of compassion. She shows great concern for the welfare of others and is actively involved in finding solutions to difficult challenges. Lorie provides excellent care to her patients, often going the extra step to make sure the patients and family members are comfortable and secure.