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UPMC Bedford Memorial Announces New Nursing Director
EVERETT, Pa., March 27, 2017 — Jerry Murray, president of UPMC Bedford Memorial and UPMC Altoona, is pleased to announce the promotion of Georganna Horell, R.N., B.S.N., as the new director of nursing at UPMC Bedford Memorial.
Her responsibilities include supervision of the nursing staff and coordination of patient services, as well as administrative functions such as budgeting.
Horell brings 32 years of nursing, risk management, and case management experience to her new role. She earned her bachelorís degree in nursing with high distinction from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and is pursuing a Master of Health Science, Health Leadership, at St. Francis University, Loretto, Pa.
Horell began her nursing career on the orthopaedics unit of Mercy Hospital, Altoona, and progressed in her responsibilities first as a staff nurse and later as a case manager and nurse educator. She most recently served as director of risk management, education, and the library, and was the Patient Safety Officer at UPMC Altoona.
She resides in Altoona.