Levine Children's Hospital Center for Advancing Pediatric ExcellenceWelcome to the Levine Children's Hospital Center for Advancing Pediatric Excellence (CAPE). This site not only supports the Resident Quality Improvement (QI) Curriculum guide but also lends itself to avenues of exploration into the infrastructure of CAPE and inventory of QI projects, tools and resources. We encourage you to navigate this site to obtain QI information and to learn more about the mission, values and vision of CAPE.


The Levine Children's Hospital Center for Advancing Pediatric Excellence, in Charlotte, North Carolina, was formed in 2007. The Center team currently consists of directors, representation from hospital administration, core faculty from the divisions of general pediatrics, critical care, and neonatology, a senior scientist, and the four core CAPE staff members: program manager, coordinator, QI coach and data coordinator.

Operating as a center of excellence this team shares ideas, resources, and tools to pursue common goals that will improve patient care throughout the hospital.

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Quailty Improvement Coaching Conference

Levine Children's Hospital invites fellows and junior faculty to apply for the sixth annual Levine Children's Hospital Quality Improvement Coaching Conference in Charlotte, NC on October 14-16. This conference creates an informal environment where individuals present current quality improvement projects and benefit from collaboration with faculty and participants. The deadline for submissions is May 16.