Noteworthy: A nominating committee chose McLaughlin to chair the American Hospital Association's Maternal and Child Health Governing Council starting in 2015. The 14-member council of senior health care executives advises the association on issues that affect women's and children's health.
Residence: Seven Fields, Butler County
Family: Husband, Mark L. McLaughlin; children, Patrick, 20, Kaitlyn, 18, and Connor, 15.
Occupation: Chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Background: A former staff nurse at Magee, McLaughlin ascended the ranks to her current job about eight years ago. The health governing council under her leadership will help the hospital association understand how the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is affecting maternal and child health care across the country.
Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing from Duquesne University, 1985; master's degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University, 1998.
Quote: “It's really important that we ensure programs aren't cut, and that we ensure patients can seek the resources they need, as we move forward in a whole new paradigm of health care.”
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