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Patricia Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN

Vice President, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Patricia Hickey is Vice President of Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her program of nursing administration research is focused on the linkages among nursing work environment characteristics and risk adjusted pediatric outcomes. Her policy work has been influential at the state level with the development of an interdisciplinary model for legislative action in Massachusetts.

Nationally, she is a member of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Magnet Advancement and the American College of Cardiology’s Pediatric Quality Metric Steering Committee. Internationally, she serves on the executive committee of the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Reducing Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Mortality in the Developing World and she is a senior nurse consultant for Project HOPE at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. She is assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and holds faculty positions in nursing at Northeastern University, Boston College, and Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

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