Congratulations to Patricia A. Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) presented Hickey with an award for Cardiovascular Nursing and named its inaugural nursing lecture after her.

The Patricia Hickey Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing has been established by PCICS to acknowledge and honor Hickey’s leadership and ongoing contributions to pediatric cardiovascular and critical care nursing.

Right: Hickey and Peter Laussen, MBBS, FCICM

The inaugural lecture, “Excellence by Design,” was given by Hickey on Dec. 10, 2016, at the international PCICS meeting in Miami, Florida. To quote Hickey, “Because of our collective efforts and intentional actions, excellence becomes our reality.”

Moving forward, the award and lecture will be standing highlights of the biennial PCICS conferences.

Hickey is vice president of Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services at Boston Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is known internationally for her work in leadership development, patient safety and bridging nursing practice and health policy. Her research examines the nursing and organizational factors associated with pediatric patient outcomes. Hickey’s honors include the 2009 American Association of Critical Care Nurses Circle of Excellence Award, Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing and The United States’ President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award in 2013.

New Faculty

The Heart Center welcomes Kshitij Mistry, MD, MS, back to Boston Children’s Hospital as a full-time staff member in Cardiac Critical Care.

Kshitij Mistry, MD, MS, is returning to Boston Children’s Hospital to join the Cardiac Critical Care Division as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Mistry completed his pediatric residency at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident. He subsequently completed a categorical fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2004, also obtaining a Masters in Medical Sciences degree from the Scholars in Clinical Science program at HMS. Since that time, Mistry has focused on quality improvement in the cardiac intensive care environment, including formal medical training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Six-Sigma training at NC State College of Textile Engineering. He most recently helped lead the pediatric heart program at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Upcoming Events

Our picks for exciting events coming up this spring and summer.

American Heart Association Heart Ball
April 29
Boston, MA (Park Plaza)

Interactive Education & Simulation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
May 8 – 9
Boston, MA

American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting
May 19 – 24
Washington, DC

7th World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
July 16 – 21
Barcelona, Spain