Jennifer S. Iagnemma, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Jennifer Iagnemma

Senior Director, Clinical Operations, UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics

Jennifer S. Iagnemma, DNP, RN, serves as the director of clinical services for UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics which provides clinical oversight and guidance for UPMC CCP staff. This includes Children’s Nurse Triage and Advice Line, the care coordination, informatics and clinical departments, and the Healthy Habits program.

Ms. Iagnemma is a registered nurse with 25 years’ experience in pediatric nursing. This includes staff nursing, case management, nursing administration and transition planning.

She began her career with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1990 as a staff RN specializing in pediatric oncology and endocrinology. After several years as a staff RN and while working towards her master’s degree, Ms. Iagnemma help start the care coordination program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

While finishing her master’s degree, Ms. Iagnemma left the Care Coordination Department to help manage the Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. In 2004, Ms. Iagnemma became an administrator on duty (AOD) whose responsibility included overseeing the general hospital operations, staffing, trouble-shooting and supporting the daily activities of the hospital.

In 2007, Ms. Iagnemma joined Children’s Hospital Lawrenceville Project Management Team to plan and execute the patient move to a new Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville, Pa. Her responsibility was to safely move the hospital’s entire inpatient population, up to 250 patients, 2.5 miles across town to the new building in under 24 hours. After 2 plus years of preparation, the move was successfully executed as planned, without incident and in less than 7 hours.

In 2009, Ms. Iagnemma was hired as the clinical director of the Hematology Oncology and Neurosciences departments. The role included directing the inpatient and outpatient areas of Hematology Oncology and Blood Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, creating and directing the Brain Care Institute Service line, and the Center for Rare Disease Service line.

In 2015, Ms. Iagnemma began her current role as director of care coordination and nurse triage at UPMC CCP and in 2018 received her doctor of nursing practice degree from Duquesne University.