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Margot Daugherty, MSN, MEd, RN, CEN

  • Trauma Program Manager, Division of Trauma Services
I’m passionate about ensuring the best care and treatment for all injured children.
Margot Daugherty, MSN, MEd, RN, CEN



As the trauma program manager, I’m passionate about ensuring the best care and treatment for all injured children. My motivation is to make a difference for families and the patient through multidisciplinary collaboration and utilization of the most current practice trends.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a nurse. After graduation I started working in the intensive care unit and moved to the emergency department of a community hospital. I transitioned into adult trauma and started the trauma program at Middletown Regional Hospital. I also ran part-time as a paramedic for the City of Mason.

Through my affiliation with trauma program managers, I met Lynn Haas, the founding Trauma Program manager at Cincinnati Children’s. It was because of her vision and my love of children and education that I transitioned to Cincinnati Children’s as the Trauma Services education specialist. My first task was to start a new group of Trauma Core Nurses, an elite group of emergency department and specialty resource nurses who are involved in all aspects of care for injured children.

I was also involved with process improvement initiatives and trauma outreach efforts with other community hospitals seeking verification in pediatric trauma. When Lynn retired, I stepped into her role as the Trauma Program manager.

During my time off, I enjoy hiking, reading and water sports, with my favorite being slalom skiing.

RN: Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, 1981.

BSN: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

MSN, MEd: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

Certification: Emergency Nursing, 1987.


Trauma system development; pediatric trauma

Services and Specialties

Trauma Services