UPMC Northwest Names Robin Melvin New CNO

Robin L. Melvin, MSN, RN of Cambridge Springs, was  named Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at UPMC Northwest effective May 12. Robin comes to UPMC NW from UPMC Hamot with more than 30 years experience and expertise in critical care nursing education and progressive leadership demonstrating successful operational leadership.

Robin has a proven history of passion, persistence, and a vision to achieving nursing excellence. She successfully promoted and fostered a culture of professional nursing through the establishment of a strong Shared Governance model with five autonomous nursing councils.

Robin has developed strong collaborative relationships with leaders and frontline staff across the UPMC system. She is a champion and supports the professional development of clinical nurses through 1:1 mentoring, quality improvement initiatives, and encouragement of degree and specialty certification attainment.

Most recently, she attained a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and completed a master training course for TeamSTEPPS. According to Brian Durniok, UPMC Northwest President, “Robin is a dedicated and knowledgeable leader focused on achieving a culture of service excellence, patient safety and quality, and employee engagement.” Her career in healthcare is as impressive as it is substantive and I look forward to welcoming her to the UPMC Northwest community.”

In her new role, Robin will provide executive nursing management, direction, and leadership. She will be responsible for driving, supporting, and modeling a caring service-oriented professional culture and will serve as a member of the executive leadership team. Welcome Robin! 

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s June 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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