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Nursing at UPMC Hamot

Magnet Recognition Program®

At UPMC Hamot, we offer nurses many ways to advance their careers and make an impact on patients.

Our nurses are compassionate and highly skilled healthcare professionals. They're always looking for chances to grow professionally and improve the care of their patients.

Pairing their education achievements and valued experiences, our nurses hold a deep commitment to helping the community and others reach their potential.

As a Magnet® hospital, the driving forces behind UPMC Hamot are:

  • Nurse professionalism
  • Quality of care
  • Evidence-based practice 
  • A patient-centered mission “To Serve”

A Message from Jim Donnelly, BSN, MBA, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President, Patient Care Services
UPMC Hamot

Jim Donnelly

"The mission for nursing at UPMC Hamot is “To Serve” our patients at the highest national standards. Our nurses balance the principles of safety, service and stewardship and foster nursing excellence through education, research, and best practice. The patient and their experience is the central focus of our care. Our nurses set the standards for nursing care while providing individualized care to each patient and family.

At UPMC Hamot, our nurses provide excellent patient care in a collaborative and innovative practice environment. We empower nurses to drive change in patient care and their work environment.

Nurses play a vital role in advancing health care through education and research. Our leadership team ensures staff has the support, knowledge, and skills to deliver quality care in a rapidly changing and technologically advanced environment.

Our Nursing Education and Research staff leads new nurses through a year-long Nurse Residency Program. We urge experienced nurses to advance through the My Nursing Career (MNC) Development Program. MNC rewards and salutes nurses for their contributions and professional growth.

Our Shared Leadership structure is very strong with five focused councils including

  • Practice Environment Council
  • Practice Accountability Council
  • Nursing Education and Research Council
  • Nursing Informatics Council
  • Nursing Patient Safety and Quality Council

We offer nurses the opportunity to participate in shared decision-making and encourage them to drive their practice and embrace autonomy. Professional practice flourishes through collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.

Working at UPMC Hamot can be one of the most fulfilling and  rewarding career decisions you will ever make.

Join us for the chance to work with cutting-edge technology, advanced therapies, phenomenal peers, and grateful patients!”

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UPMC Hamot Nurses Give Back

  • Sarah Mattocks, MSN, RN, Trauma Society President.
  • Marci Bradley, MSN, RN, Nurse Leader Residency and Africa Center for Healthcare Leadership.
  • UPMC Hamot Orthopedic Mission, An interdisciplinary team comprised of nurses, physicians, physical therapists and PT assistants traveled to Mexico to perform over 25 surgeries and numerous procedures.

Shared Leadership Councils at UPMC Hamot

Nursing leaders are always seeking ways to improve the work setting in their organizations. Using a shared leadership model supports a journey to promote a culture of nursing excellence. 

Our shared leadership structure is a way to strengthen nursing practices representing our Professional Practice Model (PPM). The main goal of shared leadership is to support nursing's desire to be in control over their practice setting. 

At UPMC Hamot, we are fortunate to be able to build upon a rich history of transformational nursing leadership. As a result, we've built a viable PPM within an ever-changing health care environment. 

UPMC Hamot Nursing by the Numbers

  • Since 2016, UPMC Hamot has achieved Magnet® status.
  • More than 67% of Hamot nurses have their BSN or greater.
  • More than 64% of Hamot nurses who are eligible have certifications in their specialty.
  • Our Nursing Education and Research staff has a combined total of 336 years of experience to support nursing practice and professional development.