Kelly Hoenisch, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Nurse Manager, Heart & Vascular Intensive Care

Kelly Hoenisch is the Nurse Manager of the Heart & Vascular Intensive Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Kelly’s role at Penn Medicine has a large focus on management of ECMO support as she is responsible for daily operations of the ECMO patient population.

Kelly has been a Critical Care Nurse for over 11 years and in nursing leadership for four. Kelly also served as a course director for Penn Medicine’s Adult ECMO Symposium. She is a member of the National Honor Society of Nursing and the America Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Kelly serves as part of a multidisciplinary team at Penn that manages patients with a multitude of mechanical support platforms including ECMO. With her team, she has created ECMO Guidelines for Care and Indications and Contraindications for ECMO support along with ECPR criteria for ECMO cannulation. She manages operations of a large, high acuity ICU setting that includes patients post cardiotomy, transplant, and insertion of mechanical support. She is responsible for budgetary and quality aspects of patient care.

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