UPMC Names New Chief Nurse Executive

By: Beth Mausteller

UPMC has found the ideal candidate from within its own team to lead its exceptional nurses as the next chief nurse executive.  Maribeth McLaughlin, B.S.N., R.N., M.P.M., will take on the new role on Aug. 1.    

McLaughlin has a proven track record of excellence, innovation and creativity during her 30 years at UPMC.  She has served as a member of the executive team at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for 16 years and, most recently, has held the role of vice president of operations at the hospital, while also serving as vice president, women’s health and newborn services. Previously, she served as vice president, patient care services, and chief nursing officer at UPMC Magee. 

McLaughlin’s accomplishments include leading multiple health system initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, implementing a new protocol to monitor hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and guiding UPMC Magee to its first Magnet® recognition.  

McLaughlin will succeed Holly Lorenz, D.N.P., R.N., who will retire from UPMC in October after serving as UPMC’s chief nurse executive since 2009.  During her tenure, Lorenz guided UPMC’s strategic vision for nursing, advocated for advancing patient care and increased enrollment in the UPMC Schools of Nursing.  Her strategic guidance resulted in seven UPMC hospitals receiving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence.