President’s Message

Summer has arrived here in DC and in just 6 months, we’ll be heading to Miami Beach for our PCICS Annual Meeting, December 14-18, 2022 (in person!).  I remember feeling like I had found the epicenter of pediatric cardiac critical care after attending my first PCICS meeting.  The collective expertise of the presenters and attendees…

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Executive Message

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts!! -Aristotle And just like that, it’s Spring!!! As I write this and look outside my window at the last vestiges of Winter, I long for summer as I have all year long. The difference now is that we are truly in the home stretch –…

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PCICS Leadership Message

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts!! -Aristotle And just like that, it’s Spring!!! As I write this and look outside my window at the last vestiges of Winter, I long for summer as I have all year long. The difference now is that we are truly in the home stretch –…

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Executive Message February 2022

Happy holidays and new year to all – I hope that everyone had a nice holiday season and was able to spend time with family and friends.  The recent COVID surge has certainly added additional stress to an already challenging healthcare environment and ensuring time away from work to decompress and rejuvenate is so important.…

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Executive Message November 2021

Happy fall, y’all!  Sharing a glimpse of my southern roots! It’s hard to believe we are 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and yet, we all remain committed to transforming care and improving outcomes for our patients. We do this despite personal hardships, workplace staffing shortages, and at times, waning morale. Thus, a fall newsletter…

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President’s Message August 2021

Summer is here!  And what a difference a year makes. I’m really excited about this newsletter theme because mechanical circulatory support has evolved tremendously over the course of my career and offers so much promise for our patients.  While all of our work in cardiac intensive care relies on a highly functioning team, successfully managing…

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President’s Message May 2021

Our first few months of 2021 have been productive and energizing! Anchored by our strategic map, we continue to move the Society forward and advance our Mission. I invite you to review the full Strategic Map on our website, however below I’ve included some of the high-level portions of it. Mission To empower a diverse…

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Vice President’s Message May 2021

“The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”  — Jen Selinsky Well, folks, we have made it through winter and the light at the end of the COVID-19 pandemic tunnel appears to finally be at hand. Thanks to science!! Despite all of this though, PCICS has remained a vibrant,…

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PCICS President’s Message February 2021

This time of year is always a time of reflection. As I look back on the events of 2020 and how PCICS has responded, I am filled with gratitude to be a part of this community. We began the year transitioning to our new management company, IMI, expecting that the transition would be our primary…

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Message from the President November 2020

Dear Colleagues, PCICS is now into its third decade of existence. The “purpose” statement of PCICS, which may be found on our website (https://pcics.org/about/history), was developed nearly two decades ago and has not been updated. PCICS today is now a much different organization. Instead of biannual meetings in South Florida, we now have annual meetings…

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PCICS Vice President’s Message August 2020

This year has certainly given us reason to pause and reflect; and to shift plans, expectations, and priorities.  The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated families and communities around the world, and it has forced us to develop new ways to work and live.  The disproportionate impact of the virus on minority and low-income communities has also…

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PCICS President’s Message August 2020

Dear Colleagues, I hope this issue of the PCICS Newsletter finds all of you, your families, and your colleagues well during these unprecedented times.  Since the most recent newsletter in April, the world’s response to COVID-19 has shifted from a phase of substantial shut down to reopening in a “new normal” fashion, and the ongoing…

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