UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Leadership Council Staff Member Diane S. Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Diane S. Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Diane S. Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is the President and Inaugural Endowed Chair for Nursing Excellence at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

In her previous role of Vice President, Operations & Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Hupp was instrumental in leading the initiatives for the patient care design, workflows, technology, training, and process changes for the patient care providers for the new 315-bed UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh transition. She has been the catalyst for significant advancements in surgical technology, supply chain management, operating room efficiency, and patient safety.

As Chief Nursing Officer, she created a shared leadership model, which has successfully led the hospital to Magnet designation in 2012, and re-designation in 2017 with site visit for 3rd designation in 2022.

Dr. Hupp has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh.

In addition to her leadership role at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Dr. Hupp has published and co-authored numerous articles. She also presents at national nursing and leadership conferences, as well as having served as a guest faculty at Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.

She serves on numerous boards locally and nationally including serving as Vice Chair, Duquesne University Board of Directors.