Diane Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Diane Hupp, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Diane S. Hupp is president of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience while serving in multiple roles at UPMC Children’s throughout her career. She has spent the last two decades leading nursing and hospital operations including the initiatives for the patient care design, workflows, technology, training, and process changes for the transition to Lawrenceville in 2009. She also has been the catalyst for significant advancements in surgical services efficiencies, patient safety, and elevating education and professional development of nurses as recognized by the organization achieving Magnet designation since 2012.

Prior to serving in this role, Diane most recently held a dual role as chief nursing officer and vice president of operations at UPMC Children’s for nearly two decades. During that time, her vision and leadership led to the opening of a pediatric hospital-within-a hospital concept, bringing expertise of UPMC Children’s to Central Pennsylvania. In collaboration with surgeons, she also spearheaded a pediatric East Coast Transplant Network resulting in more opportunity for children awaiting transplants. She led the organization to reach the top decile in patient and family experiences.

Diane holds a master’s degree in nursing administration, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duquesne University, and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Pittsburgh. She has strategized to promote higher levels of education and certification for all staff as evidenced by the nursing staff elevating to near 90% baccalaureate-prepared nurses contributing to improved patient outcomes. She was inducted into the elite American Academy of Nursing for her contributions to the profession.

In addition to her leadership role at UPMC Children's, Diane has published and co-authored numerous articles and has presented nationally on various healthcare topics. She also serves on several local and national boards including serving as vice-chair of the Duquesne University Board of Directors.

She has received numerous awards both locally and nationally. Most recently, she received the Inaugural Chair for Nursing Excellence at UPMC Children’s.