RN, MSN, PNP/FNP
With strong community ties and a passion for helping others, Loretta Hicks has spent over 40 years dedicating her personal and professional life to Pediatric Nursing.
Loretta’s mission is to help and serve children and their families to meet their medical needs, but to also provide balance to both the child and their family’s lives.
She gets the greatest fulfillment helping children overcome obstacles, and assisting families in obtaining optimum nursing care through Loretta’s unique and essential service which also focuses on the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the family unit.
As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and the Owner, Loretta leads a talented staff of skilled nurses and allied care professionals.
"When I was working in the school district I saw medically fragile children fall through the cracks. Schools did all they could do but I saw families fall apart in despair. It broke my heart and I knew something had to be done to care for these little miracles."
- Loretta Hicks
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at California State University, Fresno
High Risk Obstetrics unit, RN
NICU RN at Valley Children’s Hospital for 15 years including high risk neonatal transport
School Nurse and participated in IEP reports and meetings for 12 years
Groups & Associations:
(NAPNAP) National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; various offices
President of Fresno Chapter 1995
(CCNP) California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
(CSNO) California School Nurse Organization,
Officer of the Central Valley - 2001 to 2003
Sigma Theta Tau
International Honor Society of Nursing 1990
International Literature Review on twins and their families (1989-1995)
(CVMOTC) Central Valley Mothers of Twins Club
Honors & Awards:
2013 First 5 Fresno County Child Friendly Business Award
CSU, Fresno College of Health and Human Services: Department of Nursing- Community Hero 2013
Case in Point Platinum Awards: Pediatric Case Management, Honorable Mention 2011
(Award recognizes case management departments and initiatives around the country that provide a superior level of medical management services.)
Nurse Week Article: "RN's Day Care all About Children, Family" July 2009
Fresno Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2012 Nominee