Susan Hoolahan M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., N.A.-B.C., 2008 Cohort
Vice President, Patient Care/CNO for UPMC St. Margaret in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a 249-bed acute care teaching hospital, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In February 2009, UPMC St. Margaret was awarded Magnet Designation. Ms. Hoolahan oversees a multi-million dollar budget, responsible for Inpatient Nursing, Emergency, Outpatient/Surgical Services, Nurse Practitioners, Quality Management, Infection Control, Respiratory, Pharmacy, Nursing Education, Schools of Nursing, Patient Relations, Facility Support/Ancillary Services. Ms. Hoolahan has thirty years of progressive nursing experience in critical care, nursing leadership, and hospital operations in academic and community teaching organizations. Formal positions within UPMC have included: Administrative Liaison, Hillman Cancer Center; Director, Inpatient Nursing; Clinical Director, Critical Care. Ms. Hoolahan is contributing author to: SMART Nursing—Nurse Retention/Patient Safety Improvement Strategies (2008). Ms. Hoolahan is a Magnet Appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. She is also Adjunct Faculty Member for the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Awards include Leading with Wisdom (2008) and Magnet Designation (2009) sponsored by UPMC.