Holly Lorenz, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

HEP Executive Partner
Former Chief Nursing Executive, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Holly Lorenz brings over 40 years of healthcare leadership and operational experience to her role as an Executive Partner at HEP. She most recently served as the Chief Nursing Executive for UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), a $24 billion integrated delivery and finance system. In this capacity, Holly led the strategic vision for over 20,000 nurses, impacting more than 40 hospitals and 800 outpatient sites.

Throughout her tenure at UPMC, Holly was also the Associate Dean for Clinical Relations at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing. Her doctoral research focused on the impact of mindfulness meditation on burnout, absenteeism, and patient satisfaction, guided by Dr. Barry Kerzin, personal physician to the 14th Dalai Lama.

Holly has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the top 60 “CNOs of Hospitals and Health Systems to Know” in 2017, 2020, and 2022 and is a Wharton Fellow for Nurse Executives. She continues to serve on influential boards and is an independent national speaker and consultant.