LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Nevada’s only outpatient clinic for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, recently announced Jennifer Buitrago as its chief nursing officer (CNO). Buitrago had previously been serving as interim CNO since 2018 and is one of the original members of the C4K clinic staff and a founding board member.
“Jennifer has long been a part of the C4K family and is known for her commitment to patient care,” said Annette Logan-Parker, founder, president and CEO of C4K. “She brings decades of nursing experience to our organization that will continue to build our legacy of nursing excellence by caring with compassion. This affords us the opportunity of advancing the science of nursing and advocating for the health of our patients, families, and community alike.”
Buitrago is responsible for supervision and leadership of all nursing activities, planning, organizing and directing overall nursing and patient care services. The CNO also ensures compliance with patient care quality standards, maintains performance improvement activities within the department, participates in quality improvement report activities and ensures competency of all nursing personnel. She will also focus on diagnostic procedures, safety and quality of the patient experience and alignment of the nursing strategic plan.
“I’m honored to be the chief nursing officer at C4K,” Buitrago said. “Cure 4 The Kids Foundation offers the highest level of care for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, and I’m thrilled to be leading our world-class team of nursing professionals.”
Buitrago’s nursing experience includes working as an inpatient bone marrow transplant nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and as a pediatric nurse practitioner at
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Nevada and at C4K. She earned her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Southern California and her advanced practice degree in nursing from UCLA and has been a pediatric hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplant nurse for 20 years.
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation provides high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure patients are getting the best care possible. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation increases access to specialized treatments that improve patient outcomes. Its Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding-scale basis. No patient is ever turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit www.cure4thekids.org.