Quality Committee Update


The PCICS Quality Committee will be offering formal QI project support to PCICS members starting this October 2023. The QILT project—Quality Improvement Leadership and Training—is designed to help society members who have a QI project in mind but are either new to the science of QI or work in institutions with limited or no support for QI. The project itself is divided into a 2-day series of didactic sessions highlighting QI tools, project design and implementation, and writing for publication. These sessions will be held as a virtual offering in October of 2023, followed by ongoing support of select projects by the QILT committee. The overall goal is to see these projects through design, study, data completion and publication. Anticipated cost is $100 for participation in the virtual sessions.

Please contact the authors or any of the team members listed below for any questions.

Dana Mueller, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist / Assistant Clinical Professor
Medical Director of Technology for Quality & Predictive Analytics
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego, CA

Melina M. Handley, DNP, ARNP, PNP-AC
APP Supervisor & Nurse Practitioner – Cardiac Critical Care
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

Kevin Hummel, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiology
University of Utah and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT

Rambod Amirnovin MD FAAP
Medical Director, Quality and Utilization
Elevance Health California
Critical Care Faculty
Miller Children’s Hospital

Jennifer Gauntt, MD
Attending Physician, CardioThoracic Intensive Care Unit
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH




Gregory K. Yurasek MD

Attending, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Director of Education, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Director of Critical Care Simulation, BOV Simulation Center
Division of Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Children’s National Hospital
Washington, DC

Winder Family Session Bountiful Pond

Melissa Winder NP

Primary Children’s Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT