Caring with open hearts, hands and minds

About Us

Choosing to be part of the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health patient care team means deciding to make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families each and every day. Nurses partner with inter-professional team members to deliver extraordinary care.

Our strong local and national standing is due in large measure to a phenomenal group of talented and dedicated nurses. They bring an uncompromising focus on the advancement and delivery of quality care to their profession and to the patients and families they serve. The mothers and children we’ve cared for, and their grateful families tell the story of the excellent care provided by our outstanding nurses and support staff.

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health nurses provide focused care with open hearts, hands and minds. Nursing roles are embedded throughout the organization with transformational leaders facilitating organizational change, creating a culture of inquiry and providing expert professional awareness. Our inter-professional Shared Governance structure promotes shared decision-making, personal autonomy and accountability to practice. As nurses at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health we encourage professional development, lifelong learning, self-care, partnerships and safety at all times.

If you would like to join our team and pursue your professional ambitions in a world-class environment dedicated to clinical excellence and the discovery of advancements in medicine and technology then visit our careers page.

Jesus Cepero, PhD

Jesus Cepero, PhD, Chief Nursing Officer, VP Patient Care ServicesChief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President Patient Care Services

Jesus Cepero, PhD, RN, NEA-BC provides nursing and patient care leadership across the entire enterprise, partnering with our leaders in the outpatient, treatment center, and inpatient areas.

Dr. Cepero has spent his entire career in nursing leadership roles, and is passionate about the care of babies, children, and moms. He has a special talent for creating administrative structures where services are delivered in a highly collaborative manner that is cost-effective and highly professional, ensuring patients and families receive the highest quality of care. 

Most recently, he served as chief nursing officer for the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He was responsible for leading all aspects of nursing administration across the two hospitals. He developed a nursing philanthropy committee, implemented a system-wide program for senior leadership rounding, and co-led a response to the opioid crisis.

Cepero earned a doctorate in nursing from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Science in Nursing from Kean University. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from Seton Hall University.