Cathy MadiganCathy 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. Her precious roles include Director of the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 1996-2003, and 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. From 2008-2016, she served as UNC Hospitals’ Vice President of Nursing and Associate Chief Nursing Officer.  She became UNC Hospitals' Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Senior Vice President in 2016, and in 2019 was promoted to the Chief Nurse Executive for UNC Health.

Dr. Madigan is also the Associate Dean for Practice at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing.