Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
My entire career - almost 20 years - has been with Children's.
Vice president and chief nursing officer. I am responsible for leading the nursing and patient care division to assure we provide safe and quality care to all of our patients and families.
I earned a bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Duquesne University.
I have a master's degree in nursing also from Duquesne University.
I had a calling to be in nursing during my second year of college. I always loved helping others and when I assumed a volunteer position at Children's during college, I knew it was the place I wanted to work when I graduated.
I miss the direct patient care. Although there are days when as an administrator you make a difference in a child and family's life, the bedside nurse is absolutely the most fulfilling.
Prioritizing and delegating work as well as recognizing how much the little things, (such as extra touch, care and compassion), make such a difference to the children and their families.
It truly is the difference a pediatric nurse can make in the life of a child and family. Although pediatric nursing is a challenging career, there is no greater reward than being a part of improving the health and well-being of children each and every day... the smiles, the hugs, the many thanks... it is hard to image another career that is so gratifying.
The acuity and complexity of patients has increased significantly as well as the involvement of the family in the child's care. In addition, the continued medical and technical advancements enable nurses to continue to progress in their careers.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.