Ms. Timko, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has been with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1993. She worked in the Division of Oncology as both a Registered Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Cathy joined the Global Patient Services (GPS) team in 2012.
As Director of the GPS team, Cathy provides leadership to GPS team members and oversight of daily operations including coordination of care for international patients beginning with new patient referrals, clinical case reviews and communication with accepting clinicians for care at CHOP, while ensuring timely financial clearance, concierge services and family support, efficient patient care coordination and ultimate safe discharge of the patient.
Cathy enjoys working with families from all over the world and strives to improve the care and services they receive to ensure patient and family satisfaction.
Basic Life Support (BLS)Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Director, Global Patient Services
The 8th International Conference on Patient and Family-Centered Care. Expanding our Reach through Partnership and Education: Partnering with International Families and Hospital Staff to Provide Excellence in Cultural Competency. Jenicek, Gabi, Barkman, D MA, and Timko, C MSN, CRNP. June 11-13, 2018 Baltimore, MD.
Timko C. Expanding Our Reach Through Partnership and Education: A Collaboration to Provide Excellence in Culturally Competent Care. Powers, J BSN, CCRN-K; Timko, C MSN, CRNP, Reilly, C, BSN, RN. Poster presented at NCN Conference. Oct 2017. Wilmington, Delaware.
Timko C. The Beryl Institute Patient Experience Conference Presentation Expanding Reach through Partnership/Education: Partnering to Provide Excellence in Cultural Competency. Barkman, D, MA, Miske, L, RN, and Timko, C MSN, CRNP. April 2018 Chicago, IL.
1993-2007, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2001-present, National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners