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Why I Overcame My Fears to Become A Nurse: My Care Changes Lives

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Once a Patient, Now a Life-Saver: My Care Changes Lives

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Tara Tucker

Inspired to Make a Difference: My Care Changes Lives

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Alvine Taylor, Professional Staff Nurse, UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport

Two Communities, One Passion: My Care Changes Lives

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Joe Serafin

I Have Seen What Health Care Can Do: My Care Changes Lives

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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 »

My Life’s Biggest Moments Happened at UPMC: Helen, Lifelong Life Changer  

My Life's Biggest Moments Happened at UPMC: UPMC Lifelong Life Changer

By Helen Fries, Division Administrator, Magee Women’s Hospital   My name is Helen Fries, and I’m a UPMC Lifelong Life Changer.   Forty years have gone fast here at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC! I started as a staff nurse and worked my way through lots of great opportunities. I was a nurse and patient educator, a house supervisor, and a head nurse of inpatient gynecologic oncology… Read more »

35 Years of Opportunity: Deborah, Lifelong Life Changer

35 Years of Opportunity: UPMC Lifelong Life Changer

By Deborah Malush, Manager: Radiation Oncology, Magee-Womens Hospital   My name is Deborah Malush, and I’m a UPMC Lifelong Life Changer.   I graduated from college when I was 19 years old and started my radiation therapist career at UPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. At that time, we rotated therapists between the two hospitals. After seven years, I was promoted to manager of the Radiation Oncology Department… Read more »