Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine highlights nurses, the unsung heroes of
the health care field at an awards reception held in their honor at the
elegant Omni William Penn on December 5th. Nurses are nominated by their peers and selected by a panel.
This year Melisse Maser will represent Butler Health System as a leader
in her field. Melisse is Butler Memorial Hospital’s stroke program
coordinator. She successfully built evidenced based pathways, created
performance improvement objectives, lead teams to achieve those objectives,
educated nursing and physician staff, created and leads the interdisciplinary
stroke team, created a stroke rapid response team and protocol.
Melisse received a Bachelor of Science: Nursing – University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA and a Master of Science: Nursing – University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Melisse is currently the Neurology Service
Clinic Coordinator for Butler Memorial Hospital. She has worked as an
Advanced Practice Nurse for the past 13 years facilitating stroke care
and spearheading stroke performance improvement at BMH. Previous honors
include Cameo of Caring, Donate Life Nominee and the UPMC Presbyterian-4F
Creativity and Innovation Award. Melisse is a member of the American Academy
of Neurology, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American
Association of Neuroscience Nurses.
Melisse Maser, MSN, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC