The Englestad Foundation Donates Over Half a Million Dollars to C4K

The Englestad Foundation Donates $556K to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation For 

Behavioral Health Needs of Childhood Cancer & Rare Disease Patients

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K) announced the Englestad Foundation’s support, which provides $556,000 to fund the behavioral health needs of childhood cancer and rare disease patients. 

 

The Englestad Foundation funding covers a year’s worth of Behavioral Health Team services to assist patients and their families with the impacts of a childhood cancer diagnosis and other catastrophic childhood diseases in what are highly challenging medical journeys.

 

“The treatment of childhood cancer and other pediatric conditions goes beyond the chemotherapy and other medical treatments we provide in the clinic, said Annette Logan, Founder, and CEO, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Our goal at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is to meet all the patient’s needs, including educational, emotional, social, cognitive, and mental well-being. Our Behavioral Health Team is essential to a patient’s full recovery, making this Englestad Foundation funding vital to a patient’s success.”

 

“We are thrilled the Englestad Foundation supports the vital services and benefits that our Behavioral Health Team provide to patients and their families,” said Danielle Bello, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Behavioral Health Director, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Medical therapies, combined with behavioral health coordination and services, allow us to treat the whole patient and provide the best path forward.”

 

 The Behavioral Health Team includes:

 

           Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Board Certified Neuropsychologist to help identify brain functioning, thinking skills, human behavior, and emotions in patients. A neuropsychological evaluation can diagnose specific conditions and provide a plan to help a patient grow and overcome challenges through therapies, medications, and school accommodations.

           Certified Child Life Specialist provides one-on-one support to patients and family members by preparing for medically complex treatments. A certified child life specialist also provides unique coping strategies for patients to relieve stress and anxiety related to medical procedures.

           Social Worker provides support and resources for patients and families with various needs, including financial and social support, transportation, and education. Additionally, the social worker communicates directly with community partners to maintain services and establish new resources.

 

C4K is the premier pediatric cancer and rare disease treatment center in Nevada, serving nearly 3,700 individuals through 18,273 encounters in 2020. 

C4K Announces New Medical Director

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Announces New Medical Director

LAS VEGAS – October 4, 2022 – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer and rare disease treatment center, has announced Joseph Lasky III, M.D., is being promoted from Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology to Medical Director.


In his new position, Dr. Lasky will lead the organization’s team of physicians, oversee clinical quality and patient safety, and assume responsibility for the clinical research initiatives at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. He will also provide leadership in collaboration with community partners. 


“Over the last five years, the organization has benefited from Dr. Lasky’s outstanding leadership and dedication to providing compassionate and innovative care to our fragile patient population,” says Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO. “I am confident that in his new role, he will continue to advance the mission and vision of the organization.”


Dr. Lasky has more than two decades of clinical and research experience. Before joining C4K, he led the pediatric hematology/oncology program at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center and held several academic positions. Currently, he holds professor positions at UNLV and Roseman University of Health Sciences. Since joining C4K in 2017, Dr. Lasky has been treating a wide range of children with pediatric cancers and rare diseases, all while overseeing the organization’s Neuro-Oncology and Bleeding and Clotting Programs. 


Dr. Lasky is board certified in pediatric hematology/oncology and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Children’s Oncology Group, Society for Neuro-Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


With this promotion, Dr. Lasky will become the highest-ranking physician within the organization and will assume the responsibilities of Dr. Alan Ikeda, M.D., who is scheduled to retire as the organization’s Chief Medical Officer in mid-November 2022. Dr. Lasky and Dr. Ikeda will continue to work collaboratively as Dr. Ikeda will remain a C4K Advisory Council member. Dr. Ikeda joined C4K in 2011 and has worked tirelessly to raise the bar of clinical standards within the organization and throughout the Las Vegas pediatric medical and research community. He has been instrumental in guiding the clinic through exponential growth and expansion of patient services over the past decade. 

 

“It has been an honor and privilege to work side-by-side with Dr. Ikeda in building the clinical infrastructure of C4K. We plan to continue his legacy of clinical excellence and honor his hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Lasky. “He has left an impressive mark on the patient experience and, more importantly, the patient outcomes. I’m thrilled to be leading the team of professionals that he built, a team that is curing pediatric cancer every day right here in Las Vegas.”

Hyundai Hope On Wheels awards a $100,000 Impact Grant to C4K

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation Awared Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Grant

$100,000 Grant Provides Funding for Research of Childhood Cancer

LAS VEGAS  – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer center has announced it has been awarded the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Grant. The $100,000 grant provides funding for innovative research in the field of childhood cancer.

“We are humbled to be awarded the Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Grant” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO at C4K. “This grant will help us continue our valuable and life-saving work in childhood cancer research.”

To commemorate the Impact Grant, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has dedicated an exam room to Hyundai Hope On Wheels and held a ceremony to celebrate its opening. Local artist Juan Muniz provided the kid-friendly artwork for the room.

“We are very excited to award Cure 4 The Kids Foundation as this year’s Impact Grant recipient,” said Michael Orange,  Hyundai Hope On Wheels representative. “Cure 4 The Kids Foundation performs life-saving and industry-leading research in the area of childhood cancer and we couldn’t be more pleased to support its continued research efforts”.

It is scientifically proven that children who participate in clinical trials have a much higher survival rate. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation believes every child is entitled to the best treatment options that modern science has to offer. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is dedicated to its mission of advancing cures and prevention of childhood cancer and rare diseases through research by providing access to high-quality, evidence-based treatment and breakthrough clinical trial opportunities.

About Hyundai Hope on Wheels

Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that is committed to helping kids fight cancer. The organization’s goals are to fund research and create awareness for childhood cancer. Hyundai Motor America and its more than 830 dealers and customers support the cause with a donation from every new vehicle sold. In 2022, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will surpass $200 million in lifetime donations to pediatric cancer research in the United States.

Dunkin’ Presents $4,000 Check to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation From Funds Raised on Iced Coffee Day

 

Dunkin’ Presents $4,000 Check to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation From Funds Raised on Iced Coffee Day

 

On May 25, $1 from every iced coffee purchased at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide supported the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s mission to bring joy to kids battling illness. Today, Dunkin’ of Las Vegas is proud to announce that $4,000 has been granted locally to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation through the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. Thanks to support from guests nationwide, Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Day collectively raised $1.8 Million to support kids in children’s hospitals throughout the country.

“It was amazing to see the outpouring of support from our guests to help make a difference for these kids,” said Alex Apodaca, local Dunkin’ franchisee. “As Dunkin’ franchisees, it is so important for us to give back to the communities we serve and show them we are here to keep them running beyond their daily Dunkin’ run. We are thrilled to support our local partners throughout the country and help them create joyful experiences that allow their patients to still be kids.”

With this grant, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation will bring joy to its patients through their Arts in Medicine Program. It is designed to help young patients battling severe illnesses through creative expression with art, music, dance, theater, and literary exploration.

Since its inception in 2006, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $37 million to national and local nonprofits. In 2021, the Foundation awarded 171 grants to hospitals and other nonprofits to help bring joy to kids battling illness.

 

To learn more about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and its impact in communities across the country, visit www.bringjoy.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

About the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation 
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ and the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners and employees, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals and nonprofit organizations to fund joyful environments and joyful experiences for kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $25 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country. For more information, please visit www.bringjoy.org.  

Dr. David Stewart Brings Pediatric Orthopedics to Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Dr. David Stewart, Orthopedic Surgeon, Joins Growing C4K Medical Team

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer center has announced that pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Stewart has joined the C4K Medical team. The addition of Dr. Stewart brings significant experience in pediatric orthopedics to C4K while further expanding the organization’s medical team and range of pediatric services.

C4K’s Pediatric Orthopedic Center is designed as a Center of Excellence to promote high-quality integrated care. The Center strives for best practices from evidence-based medicine and principles of quality, safety, and value.

“We are very excited for the addition of our Pediatric Orthopedics Program,” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO at C4K. “Medically fragile and complex children require comprehensive medical treatment and care. Dr. Stewart brings 17 years of experience treating children in Las Vegas.”

In addition to treating the full range of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions, the Pediatric Orthopedic Center holds multidisciplinary clinics for medically complex and special needs children with conditions including developmental delay, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic syndromes, and others.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the talented medical team at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation” said Dr. Stewart. “Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has an impeccable record of caring for children. I look forward to building on its 15-year track record and reputation as a leading center for pediatric specialty care.”

Dr. David Stewart, a board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeon has been practicing in Las Vegas since 2005. Dr. Stewart has become the provider of choice for many pediatricians and parents, especially for medically complex and special needs children.  He has received local and regional top doctor awards from his peers for eleven consecutive years from 2011 to 2021.

Dr. Stewart is the latest addition to the C4K medical team that includes Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alan Ikeda MD, Dr, Joseph Lasky MD, Dr. Waseem Alhushki MD, Dr. Sumit Gupta MD, Dr. Amy Cruickshank, DO and Dr. Aimee Foord, DO

Toyota AutoNation support C4K as Presenting Sponsor for Bowl 4 The Kids 2022

Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers Continues Support Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

$25,000 Donation to Support C4K Bowl 4 The Kids Event

 

LAS VEGAS  – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only pediatric cancer center has announced a significant donation to its annual patient event, Bowl 4 The Kids. The $25,000 donation was provided to C4K by Autonation Toyota on behalf of the Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers.

 

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of Autonation Toyota for Cure 4 The Kids Foundation” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO at C4K. “This support will allow us to treat over 300 patients and their siblings to a fun-filled day of bowling, allowing them to forget about their circumstances for an afternoon and have fun like a normal kid.”

 

“We are very excited to continue our support of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation” said Cesar Ramos, General Manager of Autonation Toyota. “Supporting Bowl 4 The Kids will bring smiles and fun to kids and their families in our community. It means the world to us”.

 

The theme this year is ‘The Empire Strikes C4K’ so this Star Wars spectacle is the only patient-centric event of the year. The goal is to simply bring kids and their siblings and C4K doctors and staff together for an afternoon of fun and prizes. The event focuses exclusively on catering to C4K’s patient that are battling cancer and other rare diseases.

 

The support of Autonation Toyota on behalf of the Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers will continue to make possible that kids and families will not miss important appointments, checkups, chemotherapy, and other medical procedures because of financial hardship or constraints.

 

C4K Receives Donation from Tony & Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation

Cure 4 The Kids Receives Donation from

Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation

Childhood cancer treatment center receives $40,000 to support clinical research

 

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, Nevada’s only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center, recently announced the Tony and Renee Marlon Charitable Foundation presented an unrestricted $40,000 grant to support its clinical research department. This marks the first grant the foundation has received that is specific to its research efforts.

“On behalf of our organization and the families this grant will help, we extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Anthony Marlon and his foundation for this generous gift,” said Annette Logan, Founder and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the infrastructure Dr. Marlon created for the medical community in Southern Nevada.”

 

Cure 4 The Kids, the only program in the country performing sickle cell research for pediatric cancers, will utilize this grant to fund ongoing clinical trials and research. Currently, the foundation has more than 40 active studies related to hematology, oncology and rare diseases and disorders.

 

“It is scientifically proven that children who take part in clinical trials have a much higher rate of survival…however, they are expensive,” said Logan. “Dr. Marlon is truly a hero to our foundation and patients because this grant will help us extend our efforts of providing every child with the best treatment options that science has to offer.”

 

Dr. Marlon, President of the Tony and Renee Marlon Foundation, has played a vital role in the development and innovation of the Southern Nevada healthcare industry. Marlon founded Sierra Health Services, Inc. (Sierra), a publicly-traded diversified healthcare company, which was comprised of several medical-related subsidiaries including Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Nevada’s largest health maintenance organization (HMO).

 

Dr. Marlon spearheaded Sierra’s operations and growth for  25 years.  At its peak, Sierra had over 7,000 employees and $4 billion in revenue.    Sierra was sold to UnitedHealthcare  in 2008. Prior to Sierra, he founded Southwest Medical Associates, Nevada’s largest medical group, which now offers patients more than 450 local healthcare providers throughout Southern Nevada.

 

“The service and knowledge Dr. Marlon has shared with our community has single-handedly revolutionized the practice of medicine in Southern Nevada,” said Logan. “Cure 4 The Kids will be able to utilize his gracious generosity to keep innovating our industry.” 

 

Cure 4 The Kids is a nonprofit medical treatment center that specializes in providing high-quality, research-based care to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. The foundation, proudly accredited by The Joint Commission, offers services to all patients regardless of financial limitations.

Roseman University opens dental practice in Summerlin to treat children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and their families


Roseman University opens dental practice in Summerlin to treat children with cancer and other 

life-threatening diseases and their families 

LAS VEGAS – May 17, 2022 – The College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences today celebrates the opening of a new dental clinic providing specialized and compassionate dental care to children undergoing treatment for life-threatening conditions, including childhood cancer, blood disorders, and rheumatological diseases, and their families.  

The clinic is located at Roseman’s Summerlin campus, which also houses Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, an independent division of the university providing comprehensive outpatient care to children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With Cure 4 The Kids and the Roseman Dental clinic together, they are the first non-profit, community-based service in Nevada to provide integrated medical and oral health care for children with complex medical conditions.  


“Most people are aware of common side effects of cancer treatment like nausea and hair loss, but few know that most cancer patients, as well as patients being treated for other rare disorders, develop problems in the mouth, which may interfere with treatment and lessen the quality of life,” said Roseman University College of Dental Medicine Dean Dr. Frank Licari. “Roseman Dental aims to provide onsite quality dental care to children in treatment.”  

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation CEO Annette Logan-Parker says, “The Roseman Dental clinic will be the dental home for many Cure 4 The Kids patients, their siblings, and other immediate family members. Providing services to the patient’s immediate family will ensure that the family’s dental healthcare needs are met, enabling them to focus on the treatment and care of their child with cancer.” 

The Roseman Dental clinic will offer preventative dental care including cleanings and X-rays, composite restorations (fillings), pulp therapy, children’s crowns, dental extraction, and sedation dentistry. The clinic will also offer orthodontic screenings with referral for treatment at the Roseman Dental & Orthodontics clinic in Henderson.  

Along with the opening of the clinic, Roseman University has established the Smile 4 The Kids patient assistance fund to bridge the financial gap of urgently needed and highly specialized oral healthcare for patients who are unable to afford needed care. For information or to give, visit giving.roseman.edu/s4k. 


About Roseman Dental 

Roseman Dental is part of Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. In 2009, the College of Dental Medicine opened its first clinic at the Henderson, Nevada campus as part of its Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics residency program. The 20-chair clinic offers affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. The clinic is also part of the Southern Nevada Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team providing nasoalveolar molding (NAM) to treat infants born with cleft palate. Also at the Henderson campus, the College of Dental Medicine operates a dental clinic comprised of one surgical room and six operatory rooms, providing patients with routine and advanced dental treatment. Information can be found at www.rosemandental.com. 

About Roseman University of Health Sciences 

Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a non-profit, private institution of higher learning training the next generation of undergraduate and graduate-level health care professionals that serve, collaborate, and set new standards in their communities and within their professions. With campuses in Henderson and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada and South Jordan, Utah, the University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy; College of Nursing, offering an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner; and College of Graduate Studies offering a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Roseman University of Health Sciences will also offer a Doctor of Medicine through its College of Medicine once it becomes accredited. More than 7,000 Roseman graduates are caring for patients, conducting research, and engaged in public health and policy in Nevada, Utah, and across the country. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Tyler Robinson Foundation partners with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation to support pediatric cancer families in Southern Nevada

Tyler Robinson Foundation partners with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

to support pediatric cancer families in Southern Nevada

 

LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2022) – Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling childhood cancer, is teaming up with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only outpatient children’s cancer clinic, to provide support to pediatric cancer families throughout the Las Vegas community.

 

As part of their mission to provide high-quality medical care to the pediatric cancer patients of Nevada, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation offers 40+ services to diagnosed children and their families. In 2022, TRF is providing funds to support C4K’s Meal Voucher and Transportation programs to help serve more families in Southern Nevada.

 

“Children and families battling cancer often times spend an entire day in our clinic when receiving chemotherapy and other life-saving treatments” said Annette Logan-Parker, Founder and CEO of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. “Through our partnership with TRF, we will alleviate a layer of stress by providing much-needed healthy meals to our families.”

 

Food disparities are very common in families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Through C4K’s Patient Meal Vouchers, patients and their caretakers are treated to nutritional lunches at no cost at Roseman University’s Roadrunner Café, located at C4K’s Las Vegas campus. Additionally, C4K’s Transportation program helps provide patients rides to and from appointments to receive treatment.

 

In the eight years TRF has served the pediatric cancer community, the nonprofit has provided support to more than 2,000 families around the globe and raised more than $12 million. Of every dollar TRF raises, more than 85% goes directly to families in need. TRF continues to grow its efforts for families through a number of awareness and fundraising initiatives. For more information or to learn more about TRF, visit TRF.org and follow TRF on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

About Tyler Robinson Foundation

Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85% of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information or to learn more about TRF, visit TRF.org and follow TRF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the best care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit  www.cure4thekids.org.

C4K’s Katherine Salkanovic Added to Beryl Institute Pediatric Council

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Katherine Salkanovic Added to Beryl Institute Pediatric Council

Director of Patient Experience Joins Prestigious Council of Respected Industry Professionals

 

LAS VEGAS  – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only outpatient children’s cancer clinic has announced Director of Patient Experience, Katherine Salkanovic, has been added to the prestigious Beryl Institute Pediatric Council.

 

“We are so excited for Katherine being added as a voting member to the Beryl Institute Pediatric Council” said Annette Logan-Parker CEO and Founder at C4K. “No one is more passionate, dedicated, and committed to clinical excellence via Patient Experience than Katherine. We’re honored to have one of our very own join this council and be an important contributor to this world-renown organization.”

 

Salkanovic, an eight-year veteran of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, has served as Director of Patient Experience since 2020. In her role, Salkanovic implements patient experience programs, monitors program effectiveness, and continuously evaluates improvements. A graduate from the Beryl Institute’s CPXP program, she has been a Certified Patient Experience Professional since 2018.

 

“I’m thrilled and honored to be part of an amazing class of Patient Experience professionals” said Salkanovic. “I look forward to working with the Council to identify, contribute, and recommend innovative programs that can improve patient experience and make a positive impact across the US and around the world.”

 

The Beryl Institute is the largest global organization committed to transforming the human experience in healthcare. The Pediatric Council is a 24-person council of individuals committed to engaging with one another, sharing ideas and expanding the engagement of pediatric patient experience (PX) leaders in The Beryl Institute community.

 

About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation

Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the best care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit  www.cure4thekids.org.

 

About The Beryl Institute

The Beryl Institute is a pioneer and leader of the experience movement and patient experience profession for more than a decade. It offers unparalleled access to unbiased research and proven practices, networking and professional development opportunities and a safe, neutral space to exchange ideas and learn from others. Its sister organization, the Patient Experience Institute (PXI), is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the improvement of patient experience through evidence-based research and professional development efforts including certification and continuing education. PXI’s focus is on providing a framework for supporting the development of the field of patient experience.