Packard Children’s Names Surgery Chief as VP of Quality and Performance Improvement; Also, VP of Network Development and M

STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford has announced two important appointments to its executive leadership team.

Craig Albanese, MD, chief of pediatric general surgery, has been named to the newly developed role o ...

Craig Albanese, MD, chief of pediatric general surgery, has been named to the newly developed role of Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement. (Photo: Business Wire)

Craig Albanese, MD, chief of pediatric general surgery, has been named to the newly developed role of Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement. In this role, Albanese will be responsible for and will oversee all quality and performance improvement programs and will also chair the hospital’s Performance Improvement Governance Committee.

Since joining Packard Children’s in 2002, Albanese has built one of the nation’s top surgical teams while serving as medical director of the Ford Family Surgery Center and leading several performance improvement and transformation projects. He is also professor of surgery and chief of the division of pediatric surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “Craig is not just an extraordinary surgeon, but also a dynamic teacher and administrator,” said Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Packard Children’s. “Through his leadership, we’ll be able to leverage the tools and approaches of both quality and performance improvement to further enhance our patient safety programs.”

Additionally, Kim Roberts, vice president for network development and management at Packard Children’s, has been appointed to assume overall administrative responsibility for the hospital’s Faculty Practice Organization (FPO) and the development of the pediatric and obstetric physician foundation. In this expanded role, Roberts will continue the ongoing development of the FPO plus guide the growth and expansion of Packard’s ambulatory and outreach strategies for the communities the hospital serves.

Prior to joining the hospital in 2010, Roberts was chief financial officer and then chief executive officer of the Santa Clara Valley Hospital and Health Care System. Before, she was CFO at the UC-San Diego Medical Center. “Kim has been an exceptional addition to our leadership team,” said Dawes. “In her newly expanded role, her extraordinary experience will be a tremendous asset as we expand our physician network to provide superior care and service to children and expectant mothers throughout our region.”

About Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is annually ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report, and is the only San Francisco Bay Area children’s hospital with programs ranked in the U.S.News Top Ten. The 311-bed hospital is devoted to the care of children and expectant mothers, and provides pediatric and obstetric medical and surgical services in association with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Packard Children's offers patients locally, regionally and nationally a full range of health care programs and services, from preventive and routine care to the diagnosis and treatment of serious illness and injury. For more information, visit www.lpch.org.

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Kim Roberts, vice president for network development and management at Packard Children's, has been appointed to assume overall administrative responsibility for the hospital's Faculty Practice Organization (FPO) and the development of the pediatric and obstetric physician foundation. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Craig Albanese, MD, chief of pediatric general surgery, has been named to the newly developed role of Vice President of Quality and Performance Improvement. (Photo: Business Wire)

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