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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Appoints New Director of Critical Care Services

Margaret Hardt DiCuccio, RN, MSN, has been appointed director of Critical Care Services at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

DiCuccio will direct Children's Critical Care Services including the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Services and Transport Team.

DiCuccio, who has more than 20 years of nursing experience, most recently had been an assistant professor in the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Robert Morris University. She also has served as senior nursing director at Allegheny General Hospital, vice president and chief nursing officer at Butler Health System, and president, chief executive officer and chief nursing officer at Suburban General Hospital. "We are fortunate to have someone with Margaret's experience and talents in a nursing leadership role within Critical Care," said Diane Hupp, RN, MSN, Children’s vice president and chief nursing officer. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as it relates to development of professional practice models for nurses, quality improvement and overall operational leadership."

After earning her undergraduate degree in nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, DiCuccio received her master's of science in nursing from LaRoche College. She is pursuing her doctorate in nursing from Duquesne University. She has given numerous presentations at the national level and has published several journal articles on nursing management in peer-reviewed publications.

DiCuccio also is a member of the Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau and the Southwest Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders.

She lives in Gibsonia with her husband, Bill, and two children, R.J. and Abby.

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February 14, 2008
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February 14, 2008