Newsmaker: Kathy Magdic
Noteworthy: Magdic received the 2013 Sheila Gealey Award from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners for her work to expand the roles of nurse practitioners in the state and break down related legislative and workplace barriers.
Residence: Franklin Park
Family: Husband, Michael, and sons, Matthew, 22, and Michael, 21.
Occupation: Magdic is the coordinator of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pittsburgh and a nurse practitioner in inpatient cardiology at UPMC Presbyterian.
Background: Magdic has been a nurse practitioner since 1996 and a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners since 2000. She has held several leadership positions within the coalition and currently serves as its vice president.
Education: Diploma from the Presbyterian University Hospital School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in nursing from Penn State University, Master of Science in nursing from Pitt, Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Pitt.
Quote: “We're not doctors. We don't want to be doctors. But we do have a level of education and experience that allows us to diagnose and manage patients within our scope of practice in order to improve access to care.”