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Kathy Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN

Stroke Pogram Manager

Penn State Hershey Stroke Center


Kathy Morrison has been a nurse for over 30 years and has experience in neurological and cardiac critical care, community nursing, case management and program leadership. She is a certified neuroscience nurse and recipient of the prestigious Pennsylvania State Nightingale Award for Clinical Nursing. In her current role as the Stroke Program Manager for an academic medical center in Pennsylvania, she collaborates with fellow professionals in neurology, neurosurgery, pre-hospital, emergency departments, radiology, intensive care, rehabilitation and the stroke units to coordinate all aspects of stroke care. She played a pivotal role in helping her employer attain Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification and now provides consultation to other hospitals seeking this certification.

An accomplished author, Kathy's published works have appeared in nursing journals and neuroscience course curricula. In addition to speaking nationally on stroke-related topics, she is active in her community - participating in stroke screenings, awareness lectures and a regional stroke survivor support group. Kathy is a member of the American Stroke Association, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Disclosures:

Financial:  Kathy Morris maintains a private practice.  She has authored an audio product and a DVD product which are published by the Bureau of Education & Research.   She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kathy Morris is the mother of adult children with autism spectrum disorders.