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Shawn Levitt, BSN, MHSA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ

Welcome to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan nursing web pages.


The Children's Hospital of Michigan 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.


Children’s Hospital of Michigan is among the best in the country in five pediatric specialties according to the new U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.


Children’s Hospital of Michigan is nationally ranked in urology, nephrology, gastroenterology/gastroenterology surgery, neurology/neurosurgery and orthopedics.


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We are exceptionally proud of our hospital's national ranking and our technological and research accomplishments have been recognized nationally.


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.


Please click on links below for further information about nursing at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. 

Shawn Levitt, BSN, MBA, MS, RN, FACHE, CPHQ
Chief Nursing Officer 
Children's Hospital of Michigan


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, DNP, CPNP, Cardiac Transplant; PICU;


"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;

"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, CPN; Clinical Coordinator/Educator in SDS/PACS


"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


"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