Kimberly Gross, RN, MSN, CPON Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background As a clinical nurse specialist, my role is to support the coordination of care for children with cancer, provide clinical care to patients and families, and support staff providing clinical care.My passion is patient safety and I especially enjoy educating staff, patients and families regarding patient safety practices, specifically the care and maintenance of central lines. I also enjoy facilitating patient safety rounds. It allows me to interact with the patients and families and enables me to identify areas of improvement we can make to enhance our practice as oncology nurses.Over the nine years that I have worked in pediatric oncology, I have been most impressed by the teamwork that occurs amongst my peers on a daily basis as well as the opportunity to learn something new each and every day I come to work.I have co-authored several posters that have focused on chemo safety, skin care and patient safety. Selected Publications, Honors and Professional ActivitiesAcademic and Editorial PositionsAcademic positions2009-present, Co-chair, Quality Improvement Committee, The Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaAwards and Honors2008, Caroline Langstadter Nursing Excellence AwardMemberships in Professional Organizations2000-present, Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)2007-2010, secretary, local chapterPosters and Presentations 2011Powell S, Storey B, Gross K, Callahan C, Lewis S, Manek M, et al. Applying the sterile cockpit to chemotherapy and high risk medications: creation of safety zones [poster presentation]. National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI); 2011 Mar; Baltimore, MD.2010Sullivan J, Madonia L, Gross K. Set sail on the safety ship [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.Doell J, Powell S, Storey B, Hyman A, Simpson C, Gross K, et al. Safe things come in mini packages [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.Storey B, Schmierer A, Gingrish A, Ely B, Gross K, Storey B. Evaluation of the prevalence of diaper dermatitis in pediatric leukemia [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.Gross K, Storey B, Bish J, Reilly C, Danz P, Powell S, et al.. Chemotherapy safety initiative: solving the puzzle for safer administration [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 34th Annual Conference; 2010 Oct 14-16; Minneapolis, MN.2009Wohlschlaeger A, Gross K. Swabs and peridex and sterile water, oh my! Standardizing mouthcare in the BMT population [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 33rd Annual Conference; 2009 Sept 10-12; Orlando, FL.2007Gross K, Powell S, Brugger B, Spieker M. Implementing a shared-governance model on an inpatient oncology unit [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 31st Annual Conference; 2007 Oct 4-6; Milwaukee, WI.Gross K. Standardizing the infusion of methotrexate [presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 31st Annual Conference; 2007 Oct 4-6; Milwaukee, WI. Education and Training Board CertificationCertified Pediatric Oncology Nurse (CPON)CPRGraduate DegreeBA - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PABSN - Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PAMSN - The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AA Titles and Academic Titles Clinical Nurse Specialist Research Interests Diaper dermatitis in pediatric leukemia population Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.