Cara Rakow, RN, MSN, CPNP, is Assistant Vice President and Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Middleman Family Pavilion in King of Prussia. She is responsible for ensuring that patients receive safe, reliable, effective and efficient care that is consistent with CHOP’s standards and is optimized for the community hospital setting.
Ms. Rakow has held many roles at CHOP. She began her career as an extern on the Adolescent Unit and later transitioned to the Surgical/Trauma Unit. Over the past two decades, she has led the development of new clinical care models and held leadership roles in Shared Governance (a leadership model that empowers frontline nurses to make decisions and shape policies); nursing education and orientation; and trauma community outreach. Most recently, she served as Director of Nursing Surgical Services.
Ms. Rakow holds a bachelor of science in Nursing from The University of Scranton and a master of science in Nursing as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Education and Training
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)
BSN - The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
MSN, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Vice President, Middleman Family Pavilion, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Middleman Family Pavilion, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia