Press Ganey KidsX Accelerator

Transform the Pediatric Experience with Press Ganey

Access to Press Ganey’s proprietary data and tools

Mentoring from pediatric experience domain and technical experts

Work directly with nation-leading leading pediatric hospitals

No longer accepting accelerator applications

Press Ganey Mentors

Adam Higman

Partner, Strategic Consulting

Andrei Zimilies

SVP Consumerism (co-founder,

Anne Wellington

VP Partnerships

Dan Litwer

Chief Client Officer

Darren Dworkin

President and Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Beckman

Data Science

Jodie Cunningham

SVP Patient Experience Solutions

Kyle Robertson

Head of Press Ganey Accelerators (co-founder, NarrativeDx)

Peggy Baxter

VP Strategy

Rachel Biblow

Partner, Strategic Consulting

Reed Mollins

VP Partnerships (co-founder,

Senem Guney , PhD

VP Experience Analytics (co-founder, NarrativeDx)

Tejal Ghandi, MD

Chief Safety Officer

Tom Lee, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Focus Areas

Executives from Press Ganey and C-level suite members from top children’s hospitals shared their experiences and provided insights that shaped this year’s program focus areas for the 2022 Press Ganey KidsX Accelerator:

Removing Data Silos and Increasing Personalization:

  • How might we connect patient experience, workforce experience, and operational data to gain a unified understanding?
  • How might we leverage data about previous encounters (e.g. feedback, preferences) to personalize patient experiences in the future?

Cultural Competency and Outcomes:

  • How might technology mitigate inequities resulting from language and/or cultural differences for patients and families (e.g. real-time translation of discharge instructions)?
  • How might technology increase access to underserved communities and improve outcomes?

Re-designing work during workforce shortage:

  • How might technology enable top of license performance?
  • How might technology identify, address and mitigate key drivers of workforce burnout and harm?

Mental/Behavioral Health:

  • How might technology help providers detect conditions earlier, enable remote monitoring, and/or escalating if needed?

Workforce Recruitment and Retention:

  • How might technology help hospitals attract and retain talent (e.g., workforce feedback transparency)?

Key Dates for Accelerator

May 9

Applications Open

June 8

Applications Due

July 18-19

Week Zero

August 1-25

Accelerator Program

Frequently Asked Questions

How will applications to the Press Ganey KidsX Accelerator be judged?

Press Ganey and KidsX experts judged applications on several factors, including, but not limited to the innovation, the overall impact, the team’s ability to execute, and the product-market fit within children’s hospitals.

How many participants will be selected for the cohort?

10 startups were selected to participate in the four-week accelerator program.

What is the application process?

Applications launched May 9 and closed June 3. Press Ganey and KidsX reviewed all applications and notified the 10 selected companies by mid-July.

What are the requirements to participate?

There was no equity or financial obligation to participate. The accelerator was open to any early-stage company that meets the following criteria:

  • Must have a digital health software solution that is validated by a hospital
  • Interest working with children’s hospital
  • Privately held company
  • U.S.-based company
  • Company can commit 10-15 hours per week throughout the four-week accelerator
  • CEO or founder must be actively participating during the four-week accelerator
  • Participants must be fluent in English and able to join video conference events, primarily held during U.S. Pacific Time business hours.
Who do I contact with questions or to get involved?

For questions about future programs, contact