Valley Children’s Hospitalist Dr. Nicole Webb Named to Regional and National AAP Leadership Positions

Valley Children’s Hospitalist Dr. Nicole Webb Named to Regional and National AAP Leadership Positions

(Madera, Calif.) – Valley Children’s pediatric hospitalist Dr. Nicole Webb was recently named to several regional and national leadership positions within the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Nationally, Dr. Webb was appointed to the AAP’s Committee on Hospital Care, which advises the AAP’s Board of Directors on issues related to pediatric healthcare in the hospital setting, including the development and review of policy in this area. The committee has been acting in this important advisory role for more than 90 years; it was established just two days after the founding of the AAP, on June 25, 1930.

As a committee member, Dr. Webb will serve a six-year term. Her appointment is the result of a competitive national selection process that required recommendations from peer physicians and support from the local chapter of the AAP.

“I was honored and fortunate to receive the support of our local AAP California Chapter 1, Valley Children’s home chapter, of which I am a member of the Board of Directors,” Dr. Webb said. “I’m excited and honored because I think this will be a wonderful opportunity to advocate for best practice in the care of hospitalized children, affect policy and advance Valley Children’s as a center for excellence and leader nationally in this arena.”

Dr. Webb was also recently elected the vice president of the AAP California Chapter 1. Like the national Committee on Hospital Care, Dr. Webb will serve a six-year term with the chapter, with two years as vice president, two years as president and then two years as immediate past president.

“I’m overwhelmed and honored with the news, and really excited that this will afford us avenues to continue advocating for our kids,” Dr. Webb said.

AAP California Chapter 1 promotes and advocates for the health and development of children and adolescents in 48 counties, from Kings and Tulare Counties in the south all the way to the Oregon border.

“These appointments are a worthy recognition of Dr. Webb’s dedication to the children and families she serves in her role as a pediatric hospitalist, and in recognition of her work as a leader within our organization,” said Dr. David Christensen, Valley Children’s senior vice president of medical affairs and chief physician executive. “Because of that dedication, Valley Children’s will have an even stronger voice in advocating regionally and nationally about issues that affect our kids here at home.”

Dr. Webb joined Valley Children's in August 2012 as a pediatric hospitalist. Board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine, Dr. Webb enjoys managing a wide variety of conditions from birth to early adulthood, and working with children and families during often difficult times in their lives. She is passionate about patient and family-centered care, as well as educating the next generation of pediatric healthcare leaders as a faculty member with Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program. Her scholarly interests include curricular development, quality improvement, health literacy and communication and pediatric firearm injury prevention. She has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has had multiple presentations accepted to national meetings on topics such as promotion of faculty scholarship, recognition and mitigation of bias in healthcare and improving care for LGBTQ+ youth.

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