The ImproveCareNow Transition Task force, formed in 2015, aims to apply quality improvement methodology to testing, implementing, and spreading innovations related to the transition and transfer of care processes.  The Task force aims to develop a structure and plan for identifying, testing, and measuring the impact of tools and strategies related to improving transition to adulthood and transfer to adult care within the Network.  The task force will continue to work toward standardizing transfer content as well as collaborating with others on useful educational information and practical tools for a successful transition process.

Team Members

  • Diane Eskra - ICN QIC Lead
  • Theresa Todd - Nicklaus Children's Hospital
  • Sandra Kim - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Jeanne Tung - Mayo Clinic
  • Marc Schaefer - Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
  • Marc Tsou - Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • Howard Baron - Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Associates
  • Michele Maddux - Children's Mercy
  • Sami Kennedy - Patient Partner / Medical Student


  • Standardized Transfer form content with pertinent clinical information from the pediatric specialist for adult providers.
  • In collaboration with the Patient Advisory Council, the Psychosocial community and the CCFA, currently working on a Transition Tool Kit.


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