Darren Migita, MD, is a pediatric hospitalist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Migita serves as the director of line management and is involved in efforts to decrease bloodstream infection rates. He is also chief of the pediatric hospitalist section at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., a Seattle Children’s–sponsored program founded in 1999.
Migita has contributed to the Children’s Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) initiative. Project themes have included improving the inpatient experience for families and providers, maximizing pediatric inpatient and ED throughput efficiency, streamlining the direct admission process for community physicians and standardizing the care of pediatric inpatients through the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines. He was also instrumental in creating a single-care-provider hospitalist service at Children’s. With Dmitri Christakis, he co-authored a pediatric handbook, The Saint-Frances Guide to Pediatrics.