Q&A with Chief Nursing Officer Joyce Dombrouski
During National Nurses Week and throughout the year, we are proud to celebrate our nurses for their compassion and dedication. We are thankful for our wonderful team, including Joyce Dombrouski, chief acute services officer of Providence Western Montana region. Read on to learn what inspired Joyce to become a nurse and where she sees health care heading in the future.
Providence: What inspired you to become a nurse?
Joyce Dombrouski: My mom was a Providence-trained nurse at Columbus hospital in Great Falls in 1953. Even though she didn't work for many years, I was drawn to nursing from her stories of the sisters who taught her the compassion of nursing.
What’s the best part about your job?
The best part is engaging with frontline caregivers as much as possible to remind them of their own call to the profession and of living as a mission leader daily.
Where do you see health care heading in the future?
Nurses will be leaders in the shift from acute care to the understanding and serving of patients in their lifelong health journey.
What’s the most rewarding part of your career?
Inspiring our new graduates who have such great aspirations.