UPMC | Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

13 | UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence Our nurses are involved in many statewide and regional organizations, and often in a leadership capacity. Below are just a few examples of UPMC nurse leaders’ involvement: Holly Lorenz, MSN, RN Chief Nurse Executive President, Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders Diane S. Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC President, Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders Dawndra Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer Vice President, Patient Care Services UPMC McKeesport Co-chair of Pennsylvania’s Action Coalition’s Diversity Council OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE CONTINUUM From the emergency department to the operating room, from UPMC Health Plan to informatics, nurses have many opportunities throughout UPMC. And our reach is growing. More hospitals. More clinics. More offices. It’s an ideal environment to advance a nursing career and touch the lives of patients locally and internationally. We have a unique depth and breadth of career choices throughout the patient health cycle. From babies to elder care. From mental health to urgent care. Nurses have many ways to show our expertise and compassion while touching and saving so many lives and helping to build healthy communities. BROADLY INFLUENCING HEALTH CARE Transforming the future of health care locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally A GROWING FOOTPRINT As UPMC continues to grow, we are able to influence care throughout the region, with more nurses in more roles. As a lead- er in nursing, we have a great depth of innovation, science, and research that we can share. This allows us to bring our high-tech/ high-touch nursing tradition and high quality of care to smaller and more rural communities. To prepare for the ongoing growth, we create standardized procedures and practice guidelines that can be shared broadly across our hospitals. As hospitals become affiliated with UPMC, the partnership is mutually beneficial for sharing best practices, research, and innovation. Another advantage is how our new affiliations help to recruit physicians and nurses so we can elevate the level of care and exceed the expectations of the communities. Additionally, we are expanding our relationships with academic partners. Our academic service partnerships exist to help us influence curriculum, expand freshman nurse enrollment, and promote RN to BSN programs, all of which helps UPMC and our patients. Within the past year, UPMC has grown to include UPMC Susquehanna, UPMC Kane, and UPMC Chautauqua. Our nurses have been at the forefront of bringing UPMC to these communities.