Mary M. "Muffi" Mascaro recently received a Cameo of Caring Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. A black tie gala held in Pittsburgh, Pa. recognized "nursing professionals (who) contribute significantly to the quality of patient care, the management of more complex healthcare environments and the science of nursing."
Mascaro, lead administrator on duty at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., carries responsibility for the 400-bed acute-care medical and trauma center of the hospital. She plays a key role in driving capacity management and patient flow.
However, patients and colleagues report that her greatest gifts to those around her are her compassion as a caregiver, her sense of fairness as an administrator and the good humor and inspiration she shares with all.
Mary Mascaro recently received the Cameo of Caring Award for “nursing professionals (who) contribute significantly to the quality of patient care, the management of more complex healthcare environments and the science of nursing.”
As the awards booklet conveys, "her leadership comes with personal touches. She shares not only her contagious laughter, but also handmade bracelets that she gives away as rewards and encouragement. Colleagues say she is the rare leader who can inspire both the heart and the spirit."
A 1975 WACS graduate, Mascaro earned her RN at JCC and began working at Hamot the day after her graduation. Later she received her MSN from Gannon University and continues her now 37-year career at Hamot.
She is the daughter of the late Bob and Mary Leah Mascaro of Westfield and the sister of Joan Mascaro Caruso and Rick Mascaro of Westfield.