Family-centered care is an approach to healthcare that prioritizes collaboration among patients, families, and health professionals in the moment of care as well as in care improvement across the realms of experience, quality, and safety. The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care is a unique partnership of children, families, and health professionals that advances the practice of family-centered care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and beyond.
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When you contribute to the Sala Institute, you help us further our mission to advance family-centered care.
Our vision is to create an enduring, broad, and flexible culture that promotes extraordinary child- and family-centered care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, while inspiring new standards and models for healthcare professionals to practice family-centered care beyond our walls.
“In partnership with health professionals, patients, and families, we create innovative programs to power extraordinary care. This is the Sala difference.”
Fiona H. Levy, MD, MBA, Executive Director of the Sala Institute
We design, promote, and fund the implementation of new practices in family-centered care through a proven process that includes the following:
engaging with children and their families to understand their physical and emotional needs during times of complex or chronic illness
partnering with patients and families to co-create tools and strategies for addressing those needs
sharing the resources and tools at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and beyond
The Sala Institute comprises four highly integrated centers that work in synergy to advance our priority initiatives:
Our focus on medical care, education, and research mirrors the trifold mission of NYU Langone Health.
Child and Family Care Resources for Professionals
At the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, we are proud to share tools with our professional colleagues who care for children across the nation and are equally committed to advancing the care of children. Our resources are organized around four areas of focus: experience, resilience, quality and safety, and education and innovation.
As part of our commitment to innovation, we leverage expertise from schools across NYU and beyond, convening the Sala Institute National Expert Advisory Panel (NEAP). Comprising nationally recognized thought leaders and experts, the NEAP meets annually to reflect on and advance our mission-driven initiatives.
Executive Director | Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Levy is the executive director of the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care. She directs and oversees the development and implementation of the Sala Institute’s vision, including working with the center directors and the Sala Institute National Expert Advisory Panel. Dr. Levy champions the transformative change required to implement and sustain a culture of family-centered care and to advance excellence in quality and safety of care. She leads the development of the Sala Institute strategy, the operational plan, ongoing implementation, and development of metrics and evaluation. Contact Dr. Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of the KiDS of NYU Foundation Center for Child and Family Resilience | Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Liaw is the director of the KiDS of NYU Foundation Center for Child and Family Resilience of the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care. She oversees the development and implementation of a range of innovative programs designed to support the comfort, care, and resilience of children and families. Dr. Liaw is also director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation–Liaison Service at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital.
Director of the Center for Patient Safety and Quality | Neonatology
Dr. Pereira-Argenziano is the director of the Center for Patient Safety and Quality of the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care. She serves as the medical director for patient safety for Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, overseeing our efforts to design, adopt, and implement evidence-based safety practices. She also brings her expertise in improvement science to our quality improvement initiatives at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, where Dr. Pereira-Argenziano is a neonatologist.