Shawn Levitt, BSN, MHSA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ
Interim Chief Nursing Officer,
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Senior Vice-President, Chief Nursing Officer, DMC
Welcome to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan nursing Web pages. Everything you want to know about nursing at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is available here.
Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) serves a diverse population of children from Detroit, the state of Michigan, and children from all over the United States and around the world. Founded in 1886, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader in cardiology and heart surgery, cancer, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology, Children's Hospital of Michigan is ranked as one of America’s best hospitals for children.
We are exceptionally proud of our hospital's ranking as one of the top hospitals in the United States by U.S.News and World Report, and our technological and research accomplishments have been recognized nationally. As part of the Detroit Medical Center, we are the first and only hospital system in Michigan with 100 percent medication scanning, using barcodes and scanner to ensure the right patient gets the right medication at the right time, all the time.
None of the accolades we have earned could have been accomplished without a substantial contribution from our hardworking, compassionate, and dedicated nursing staff. Our nurses feel drawn to work at a place that cares for the most vulnerable among us, our children. We have a strong commitment to patient and family centered care, and our mission is to provide our patients and families with nothing less than an exceptional experience, every time they find themselves in our care.
What Children’s Hospital of Michigan nurses say:
“I’ve seen miracles happen here and some things that are hard to deal with. But somehow I have an inner strength that enables me to provide support for families when they need it most.” - Lauren Kelm, NP, CCRN; PICU; 22 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"My job is to make sure that no matter what happens, my patients and their families have a positive experience. I take comfort in knowing I have done everything possible for them during good times and bad.” - Kathy Miller, RN, BSN, CPON; Manager of Hematology/Oncology and SIckle Cell Clinics; 12 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"I love working with kids because they are so honest. I took care of them when they were babies. And now, as teenagers coming to the clinic, I still love seeing them when they stop by to say hi.” - Joe DiGiacomo, RN; 6 West; 19 years at Children's
"From housekeeping to administration, the Children’s Hospital team is truly amazing. I would encourage anyone to go into nursing because there are so many interesting and different areas in which a person can use his or her talents and skills.” - Marie Gay, RN, MSN; Same Day Surgery; 26 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse and decided early on that I wanted to work with children. At Children’s Hospital, although we are caring for kids, we are really working with the whole family. And that makes it especially rewarding for me." - Jeanette Farris, RN, BSN; Clinical Coordinator NICU; 32 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"Being from Peru, I am very comfortable at Children’s Hospital because it is so diverse. Working in the Poison Control Center gives me an opportunity to continue my education every day and work with people that I really respect. There are situations we deal with on the phone that are life-threatening. We must be able to direct callers properly and accurately." - Rosa Hubble, RN, BSN; Poison Control Center; 9 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"As a Children’s Hospital nurse, I get to make a major contribution to society, affect people’s lives and work with fantastic people. Nursing has taught me to look at life with a more critical eye and think more about what is really important.” - Gary Kleinman, RN, BSN, CPN; 6 East; 14 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"After my very first day, I could tell that this hospital was a different kind of place. There is such a feeling of hope and caring at Children's. Employees live the hospital's mission and they have the same philosophy about caring for patients, families and each other. I'm proud to be a member of the Children's Hospital of Michigan team." Julie Bartoy, RN, MSN; Manager of Endocrine, Diabetes, DAC/BPD, GI, Dermatology, Psychology, Blood Draw Stations (AKA Lab), MA staffing resource pol; 18 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan
"As a nurse at Children's, I have always felt supported and encouraged to strive for excellence and to achieve my goals. The Children's Hospital environment encourages personal and professional growth with ample opportunities provided for continued education and community involvement. There is a constant encouragement of staff to be the best that they can be in order to provide the best patient care possible." Bridget Poley, RN, MSN; Nurse Administrative Manager; 6 years at Children's Hospital of Michigan