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The Faces of UPMC McKeesport

Welcome to UPMC McKeesport. This community hospital, located just twelve miles southeast of Pittsburgh, has been serving the residents of ...

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Finding My Purpose in Oncology Nursing

Terri Frassinelli, RN, Clinical Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Finding the Way Back to Her Calling Terri Frassinelli started her career at ...

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My 4 Words to Describe UPMC St. Margaret: Straight from the CNO

UPMC St. Margaret Chief Nursing Officer Mary Barkhymer shared the story of how she ended up at UPMC St. Margaret ...

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UPMC St. Margaret: The Fast Facts

What is UPMC St. Margaret? UPMC St. Margaret is a 249-bed acute care and teaching hospital situated on a 21-acre campus ...

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How My Untraditional Path Brought Me (Back) to UPMC

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ...

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A Witness to Change: Deborah F., Lifelong Life Changer

A Witness to Change - UPMC Lifelong Life Chagner

By Deborah Fletcher, Refund Specialist, Revenue Cycle  My name is Deborah Fletcher, and I’m a UPMC Lifelong Life Changer.   I started working here at age 19 and am now 63 years old. I started in the forms processing department at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC in 1974, and at that time we did not… Read more »

My Career Isn’t Just About Me: Susan, Lifelong Life Changer

My Career Isn't Just About Me: UPMC Lifelong Life Changer

By Susan Ulakovic, Manager: Care Management, Children’s Hospital of UPMC  My name is Susan Ulakovic, and I’m a UPMC Lifelong Life Changer.   My career at UPMC has been quite rewarding. I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Although I graduated from Shadyside Hospital Diploma School of Nursing, I worked at another health care organization for a short period before having my first… Read more »

Cancer & Compassion: Georgia, Lifelong Life Changer 

Cancer and Compassion - UPMC Lifelong Life Changer

By Georgia Colangelo, Senior Professional Staff Nurse II, BSN, Magee Women’s Hospital   My name is Georgia Colangelo, and I’m a UPMC Lifelong Life Changer.   My story begins 36 years ago, in 1982, when I was selected to work during the summer as a nurse intern in the Oncology Unit at UPMC Presbyterian. I was excited to learn,… Read more »

Following in My Mom’s Footsteps: Kristi, Lifelong Life Changer  

Following in My Mom's footsteps: Kristi, Lifelong Life Changer

By Kristi Russo, Senior Manager, ISD, Children’s Hospital of UPMC Information Services Division   My name is Kristi Russo, and I’m a UPMC Lifelong Life Changer.   I was influenced to start my career at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC because my mother spent her career at Children’s Hospital for 30 years. I remember being young and hearing how much she… Read more »