Chief Nurse Executive Elected to PONL Board

By: Stephanie Ondo

Lorenz_Holly_Letter_Photo_PathwaysHolly Lorenz, M.S.N., R.N., UPMC’s chief nurse executive, has been elected as 2016 president-elect for the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL).

“I’m excited to represent UPMC as president-elect of our state nurse leadership organization, PONL.  This is a great opportunity to influence nursing leadership across the state as well as at UPMC,” Lorenz said.

The mission of PONL is to serve as the voice of nursing leadership in Pennsylvania. The organization works to advance the profession by encouraging nurses to seek advanced degrees, emphasizing nurse advocacy, and fostering nurses as leaders.

“PONL’s vision mirrors our UPMC strategic vision for nursing.  I am eager to share our strategies with PONL and to spread new innovative programs across UPMC.   I am appreciative to have this opportunity and want to thank my colleagues for their support in electing me,”  Lorenz said.