Cathy Madigan,,DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Cathy received her BSN from Vanderbilt University, her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences System, and her doctorate from UNC School of Nursing. Prior to coming to UNC Hospitals, she was the Director of the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 1996-2003, and the Director of the Children’s Cardiac Program at the Denver Children’s Hospital/University of Colorado Health Sciences System from 1991 - 1996. Dr. Madigan first joined UNC Hospitals in 2003 as Director of Cardiac Services. Since June 2013, Cathy has served as UNC Hospitals’ Vice President of Nursing and Associate Chief Nursing Officer. From 2008 – 2013, she was the Associate Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer. She became UNC Hospitals' Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Senior Vice President in 2016.