The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care is a unique partnership between children, families, and health professionals that advances the practice of family-centered care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone and beyond.
Our vision is to create an enduring, broad, and flexible family-centered culture that promotes extraordinary care for children and families at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, while inspiring new standards and models for 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
creating and promoting tools and strategies for addressing those needs
testing promising solutions to refine and validate needs
sharing the best tools and strategies at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital and beyond
The Sala Institute is comprised of four highly integrated centers that work in synergy to advance our priority initiatives:
We leverage expertise from schools across NYU. Each year we convene the Sala Institute National Expert Advisory Panel, comprised of nationally recognized thought leaders and experts who meet to reflect on and advance our mission-driven initiatives.
The Sala Institute is led by experts in family-centered care, resilience programming for children, quality improvement, and patient safety.
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 at NYU Langone.
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 leader of patient safety for Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, 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.