Roberts, a longtime Silicon Valley healthcare leader, joined Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in 2010. In addition to her responsibilities across the hospital, Roberts immediately began building Northern California’s largest healthcare enterprise for children and expectant mothers. This leadership and success led to being named chief administrative officer for physician practices and CEO of the Packard Children’s Health Alliance.
Under Roberts’ oversight, PCHA has fostered an extraordinary partnership between Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and community physicians. This alliance has innovated new practice standards and office management to allow physicians to focus on providing high-quality, family-centered care to their patients. The success of PCHA through specialty care clinics, joint ventures with health care providers and other outreach activities led to a 2014 name change for the network enterprise to Stanford Children’s Health.
Roberts was nominated for the Tribute to Women award by Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health. He described why Kim is such an effective leader:
“Kim gets to know people on an individual basis – she builds relationships with each and learns the best way to work with them to achieve mutual success. She influences people because she builds trust – they know that she has done her homework, that she understands the context of the issue as well as the substance, she listens well and is willing to work with folks to develop appropriate solutions to issues.”
The YWCA has honored more than 1200 executive women since 1986 and has recognized more than 400 companies in industries ranging from high-tech, medical, education, and law to real estate, non-profit and banking. Companies range in size and structure, but they all share the same principal of valuing executive women and the unique perspective they bring to their company.
The Tribute to Women Awards event will take place at a dinner ceremony on May 12, 2015 in San Jose.
About Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Stanford Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its core, is an internationally recognized leader in world-class, nurturing care and extraordinary outcomes in every pediatric and obstetric specialty from the routine to rare, for every child and pregnant woman. Together with our Stanford Medicine physicians, nurses, and staff, we deliver this innovative care and research through partnerships, collaborations, outreach, specialty clinics and primary care practices at more than 100 locations in the U.S. western region. As a non-profit, we are committed to supporting our community – from caring for uninsured or underinsured kids, homeless teens and pregnant moms, to helping re-establish school nurse positions in local schools. Learn more about our full range of preeminent programs and network of care at stanfordchildrens.org, and on our Healthier, Happy Lives blog. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the heart of Stanford Children’s Health, and is one of the nation’s top hospitals for the care of children and expectant mothers. For a decade, we have received the highest specialty rankings of any Northern California children’s hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals survey, and are the only hospital in Northern California to receive the national 2013 Leapfrog Group Top Children’s Hospital award for quality and patient care safety. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.