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undefinedStacey Lihn

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Stacey Lihn joined Thies & Lihn following a lengthy career advocating for clients and their families suffering from catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Given her personal experience raising a child with a critical congenital heart defect, Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge, empathy, and compassion to our estate planning, elder law, and special needs practice areas.

Beyond legal work, Stacey utilizes her advocacy skills locally and nationally, assisting patients and families living with chronic illness.

Stacey participates in several philanthropic and professional associations. She also serves as public member on the American Board of Pediatrics Foundation and Sisters by Heart, a national non-profit supporting families newly diagnosed with heart defects.

When Stacey isn’t working, she’s spending quality time with her husband, daughters Emmy and Zoe, and Bernadoodle, Finn.

EDUCATION

American River College
A.A., Legal Assisting, 2002

Arizona State University
B.A., Elementary Education, 1999

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Board of Pediatrics Foundation, Public Member, 2015-Present
  • National Pediatric Cardiology – Quality Improvement Collaborative
    Parent Lead, Executive Leadership Team, 2014-Present
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Family Leadership Advisory Group, 2016-Present
  • National Academy of Medicine, Patient Co-Lead,
    Leveraging and Sharing Data for Continuous Learning, 2018-Present
  • The HLHS Consortium, Mayo Clinic, Consortium Member, 2017-Present
  • Arizona Newborn CCHD Screening Panel, Parent Partner, 2015


HONORS & AWARDS

  • Most Influential Women in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine, 2015


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Cardiology 2018, Faculty, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Overcoming Adversity, February 2018.
  • Stanford MedX, A Roadmap to Support the Emotional and Mental Health Needs of Patients and Families, September 2017.
  • Mayor’s Health Forum, Panelist, Phoenix, Arizona, June 1, 2017
  • DNC Unity Tour, Come Together & Fight Back, “Healthcare as a Right”, April 22, 2017.
  • Cardiology 2017, Faculty, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Parental Fears and Desires: What I Need to See from the Healthcare Community for My Daughter, February 22, 2017
  • Stanford MedX, Parents and Clinicians Co-Creating Improved Outcomes for Children with Complex Heart Disease, September 2016
  • Standford MedX – Arizona Pop Up, Keynote Speaker, April 2016
  • “The Importance of the Patient and Family Voice” and “The Quality Focus of the ABP: Accelerating Quality,” American Board of Pediatrics, Partnering with Patients and Families Meeting, September 2015
  • “Family Life After the Fontan,” Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Parent Education Day, Single Ventricle and the Fontan, May 2015
  • “Co-Creating Change with Parents of Children with Medically Complex Illness,” Children’s Hospital Association, Quality & Safety in Children’s Healthcare Conference, March 2015
  • “Empathy & Transparency in Pediatric Cardiac Medicine,” American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Summit, January 2015
  • “Network Insights for Healthcare Improvement,” Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 26th National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, December 2014
  • “Inspiring CHD Parents to Use Knowledge Gained to Create Opportunity,” Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) National Symposium, Using Crisis to Create, Indianapolis, IN, July 2014
  • “Engaging Patients in the Value of Learning” Institute of Medicine, Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Healthcare, Washington, D.C., July 2013
  • “Parent Perspective — The Value of Learning Networks,” American Board of Pediatrics, Promoting and Sustaining Collaborative Networks, Alexandria, VA, June 2013
  • Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC, September 2012

PUBLICATIONS

Gaies, Michael & Anderson, Jeffrey & Kipps, Alaina & Lorts, Angela & Madsen, Nicolas & Marino, Bradley & M. Costello, John & Brown, David & Jacobs, Jeffrey & Kasnic, David & Lihn, Stacey & Lannon, Carole & Margolis, Peter & D. Pearson, Gail & Kaltman, Jonathan & Charpie, John & Redington, Andrew & K. Pasquali, Sara. (2018). Cardiac Networks United: an integrated paediatric and congenital cardiovascular research and improvement network. Cardiology in the Young. 1-8.

B. Anderson, Jeffery & Chowdhury, Devyani & A. Connor, Jean & J. Daniels, Curt & E. Fleishman, Craig & Gaies, Michael & Jacobs, Jeffrey & Kugler, John & Madsen, Nicolas & H. Beekman, Robert & Lihn, Stacey & Stewart-Huey, Kay & Vincent, Robert & Campbell, Robert. (2018). Optimizing patient care and outcomes through the congenital heart center of the 21st century. Congenital Heart Disease. 13.

B. Anderson, Jeffrey & Brown, David & Lihn, Stacey & Tweddell, James & Hansen, Jesse & McDonald, Mark & Lubiani, Gregory & Lannon, Carole. (2017). Revenue return on investment for center involvement in a quality improvement collaborative for a rare disease: National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 69. 612.

B. Anderson, Jeffrey & Brown, David & Horsley, Megan & Bates, Katherine & Hanke, Samuel & Lihn, Stacey & Tweddell, James & Lannon, Carole. (2017). Reduction in interstage growth failure in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and impact on stage 2 outcomes: a report from the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 69. 584.

Wernovsky, Gil & L. Lihn, Stacey & M. Olen, Melissa. (2016). Creating a lesion-specific “roadmap” for ambulatory care following surgery for complex congenital cardiac disease. Cardiology in the Young. -1. 1-15. 10.1017/S1047951116000974.

Brown, David & Mangeot, Colleen & B. Anderson, Jeffrey & E. Peterson, Laura & C. King, Eileen & L. Lihn, Stacey & Neish, Steven & Fleishman, Craig & Phelps, Christina & Hanke, Samuel & H. Beekman, Robert & Lannon, Carole. (2016). Digoxin Use Is Associated With Reduced Interstage Mortality in Patients With No History of Arrhythmia After Stage I Palliation for Single Ventricle Heart Disease. Journal of the American Heart Association. 5. e002376. 10.1161/JAHA.115.002376.

L Lihn, Stacey & D Kugler, John & E Peterson, Laura & Lannon, Carole & Pickles, Diane & H Beekman, Robert. (2015). Transparency in a Pediatric Quality Improvement Collaborative: A Passionate Journey by NPC-QIC Clinicians and Parents. Congenital heart disease. 10. 10.1111/chd.12314.

B Clauss, Sarah & B Anderson, Jeffrey & Lannon, Carole & Lihn, Stacey & H Beekman, Robert & D Kugler, John & Martin, Gerard. (2015). Quality improvement through collaboration: The National Pediatric Quality improvement Collaborative initiative. Current opinion in pediatrics. 27.

Brown, David & Mangeot, Colleen & Anderson, Jeffrey & E. Peterson, Laura & King, Eileen & Lihn, Stacey & Neish, Steven & Beekman, Robert & Lannon, Carole. (2015). DIGOXIN USE AT DISCHARGE IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED INTERSTAGE MORTALITY AFTER STAGE I PALLIATION FOR SINGLE VENTRICLE HEART DISEASE. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 65. A488.

Our Accolades & Memberships

  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
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  • Elder Counsel
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  • NAELA
    NAELA

    Professional association of lawyers who improve the quality and services of elders and people with special needs.

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  • Ranking Arizona Top Three

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  • Wealth Counsel Member
  • Az Business Leaders 2019

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