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UPMC St. Margaret's Carolyn Castor Garver honored with Award for Excellence

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, March 5, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
Carolyn Castor Garver, a nurse at UPMC St. Margaret, will be honored with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence.
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Carolyn Castor Garver, a nurse at UPMC St. Margaret, will be honored with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2018 State Award for Excellence.

UPMC St. Margaret nurse Carolyn Castor Garver has been chosen for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence.

She will be honored at a ceremony June 26-July 1 in Denver, Colorado.

Garver is a senior nurse practitioner in the anesthesiology department who has twice received the hospital's annual Patient Safety Award. She also has been awarded with UPMC's Richard L. Simmonds Speak up for Safety Award. Garver is a 1986 graduate of Penn State University who has devoted her life's work to helping people manage pain. She earned a certification as a school nurse and massage therapist, and then completed her master's degree in nursing as a nurse practitioner at LaRoche College. She has worked for UPMC for 25 years, during which time she received the 2016 Shirley Novosel Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award at Penn State.

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