Navigate Up

Healthy Workforce

Our vision: A highly engaged nursing workforce that is physically, emotionally and spiritually at peak performance at every age of their career lifetime. UPMC is one of the few fully integrated health care delivery systems with a health plan.  

A historic paradigm shift is under way within UPMC Nursing that will lead the nation in improving the health and wellness of nurses. Nurses tending to themselves and each other, embodying authentic self-esteem and pride, and engaged in their work and lives is our vision for the future.

The UPMC Nursing workforce is 11,000 strong and growing. Nursing leadership is committed to supporting, role modeling, and encouraging a healthy work-life balance among all of its nurses. In this spirit, a partnership has been created between UPMC Nursing and UPMC Health Plan to concentrate on nurse health and wellness strategies.

The overall charges of the committee are:

  • Explore the health issues/conditions that affect the quality of life for nurses and the impact of nurses’ health on patient care, nursing satisfaction, and UPMC.
  • Create transparency, dialogue, and a compelling case around health issues that affect nurses.
  • Assess the quality of work life for nurses around the issues of health, stress, worked hours, etc.
  • Quantify the effect of poor health and days lost to occupational injuries on the operating budget.
  • Launch programs that support the quality of work health that are led by nurses for nurses.
  • Recommend operational changes that support the quality of work life and overall health of nurses.


©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions. All rights reserved.

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

© UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com