Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP

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Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP, is the Senior Director of the Global and National Patient Services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Cathy Timko, MSN, CRNP, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has been with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 1993. She worked in the Division of Oncology as a registered nurse and as a nurse practitioner in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Cathy joined the Global Patient Services (GPS) team in 2012.

As Senior Director of the Global and National Patient Services team, Cathy provides leadership to team members and oversight of daily operations, including the Global Patient Services Clinic, to ensure streamlined and efficient access to CHOP for families nationally and internationally. The team strives to provide extraordinary care and coordination for international and out of area patients while ensuring timely financial clearance, family support, and safe discharge of the patient back to home country or state.

Cathy enjoys working with families in the US and from around the world and helping them access services that may not be available to them nearer to home.

Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Graduate Degree

MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Director, Specialty Services

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations


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.

Invited Lectures 


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.


Awards and Honors

1993-2007, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2001-present, National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners