Pittsburgh Magazine, December 2016 issue, recognized their first ‘Excellence in Nursing’ Honorees for 2016. Our very own Darlene Ursiny was honored! Darlene is a certified registered nurse practitioner and one of our volunteer medical providers, dedicated to providing quality health care to individuals and families without insurance.
Excellence in Nursing: Meet Our 2016 Honorees
In a region known for world-class care, a career devoted to nursing in western Pennsylvania has never been more rewarding, challenging or packed with new opportunities. Meet Pittsburgh Magazine’s first-ever “Excellence in Nursing” honorees for 2016. Each may practice medicine in a different way, but they share one goal: to improve the quality of every life they touch. by Rachel Weaver LaBar (photos by Laura Petrilla)
“Darlene Ursiny earned nursing degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University and now works as a certified registered family nurse practitioner at Health Associates East in Penn Hills. Known to devote her free time to patients and rearrange her schedule to accommodate as many of them as possible, Ursiny sees about 60 people a week. Her lunch breaks frequently are spent returning patient phone calls or refilling prescriptions. While some of them have respiratory concerns, her patients also include people seeking treatment for hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and a slew of other chronic diseases. Ursiny also volunteers at Sheep Inc. Health Care Center in Monroeville and the Free Clinic at Braddock. She teaches second-year students at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Seton Hill branch during her free weekends.” Pittsburgh Magazine