Center for Advanced Practice

The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Center for Advanced Practice is composed of nationally board-certified advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives, dedicated to caring for medically complex pediatric patients and expectant families.

Advanced practice providers (APP):

  • Function in all clinical settings—inpatient, ambulatory, critical care, and surgical services lines. They provide direct management of acute and chronic medical conditions through diagnosis and treatment and strive to coordinate care with other pediatric subspecialties to optimize patient care outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Advocate for children and their families by seeking out resources and providing family-centered and culturally respectful care.
  • Engage in professional development activities as mentors, consultants, and educators, and actively participate as leaders in local, regional, and national organizations.
  • Evaluate and implement evidence-based practice to optimize outcomes and improve quality of care.
  • Champion and foster collaboration among the health care team members to ensure patient safety and high-quality provision of health care services.

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