Holly Lorenz is the Chief Nurse Executive of UPMC with responsibility for establishing and leading the strategic vision for nearly 20,000 nurses. Ms. Lorenz has oversight for nursing practice for more than 40 academic, community, specialty and international hospitals as well as the 700 outpatient sites, rehabilitation, and long-term care facilities. Ms. Lorenz has several leadership roles within the service line management at UPMC.
Ms. Lorenz has presented locally, regionally and internationally on financial management in health care, and models of interprofessional care, evidenced based approaches to patient safety, quality and nursing leadership. Holly is the Associate Dean for Clinical Relations in the School of Nursing, Office of the Dean at the University of Pittsburgh. Holly is also a Wharton Fellow for Nurse Executives and a certified facilitator and educator for Development Dimensions International. Additional honors include being named to the 2015 University of Pittsburgh Nursing Honorary Alumni and a nominee for the Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania for Nursing Administration. Ms. Lorenz was named one of the 60+ hospital and health system CNOs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2017 and 2020 as well as one of the 66 CNOs of hospitals and health systems to know in 2022.
Ms. Lorenz shares her vast knowledge and expertise in nursing leadership as a member on several influential boards. Being an inaugural member of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition State Steering Committee and Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Action Coalition allows Ms. Lorenz to advance nursing education and practice in the state of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Ms. Lorenz is active on the Duquesne University School of Nursing and Capella University Advisory Boards, Family House Executive Board, Family House Governance Board, Carlow University Trustee, as well as numerous UPMC Boards. Ms. Lorenz is past President of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives.