SUPPORT. CARE. GUIDANCE. COMPASSION.
"The bond that was formed between Linda and our family during that time has been strong for 11 years."
"Families will find you to be such a rich blessing in their darkest hours. Thank you for taking such good care of our boy."
Magnolia Pediatrics is an independent pediatric nurse practitioner practice established in 2015 by Linda Del Vecchio-Gilbert. It is committed to caring compassionately for children with complex, chronic conditions that develop prenatally, during infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Our care is centered on the child and engages, respects, and partners with the family by supporting the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs of the child and family.
Linda Del Vecchio-Gilbert is a doctorally prepared pediatric nurse practitioner board certified in Primary Care Pediatrics, Advanced Hospice and Palliative Nursing, and Pain Management.
Bachelors in Science in Nursing - University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI
Masters of Science in Nursing - Emory University, Atlanta GA
Doctorate in Nursing Practice - Simmons College, Boston MA
Dr. Linda has over 19 years of experience caring for children with complex chronic conditions. Her area of expertise is pain and symptom management. She has worked as a consulting pediatric nurse practitioner in palliative and end-of-life at Notre Dame Pediatric Palliative Program in Worcester, MA, and prior to this position, she was instrumental in the development of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. She also worked on the Pain Team at Boston Children’s Hospital and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.
Dr. Linda holds a faculty position as an associate professor of practice in the Department of Nursing at Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She serves as the Coordinator of the Core Clinical Curriculum at Nursing@Simmons, the school’s online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner program. She also holds a faculty position in the Nursing Department at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island where she teaches both on the associate and bachelors degree level.
Dr. Linda has done numerous projects and presentations both nationally and internationally on topics such as pediatric palliative and end-of-life care, suffering and hope, and pain management. She is a member of the Rhode Island Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council. She has volunteered in the U.S. and abroad for a wide range of humanitarian and medical organizations.
Dr. Linda lives in Cranston, RI with her husband Adam and magnificent dog Ruby.
Ruby Magnolia is a 8-year-old Schnoodle (Schnauzer and Poodle). She loves
Cheerios, cuddling, doing tricks, making people happy.
The vision of Magnolia Pediatrics is to focus on compassionate care that is meaningful and will foster the child and family’s hopes. It provides an extra layer of care, along with the child’s primary care provider, to support the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs of the child and family.
The mission of Magnolia Pediatrics is to provide the best quality of life for the child living with a complex, chronic and/or life limiting condition.
Our child-family centered care will focus on:
Enhanced quality of life by caring for the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs of the child and family
Assessment and alleviation of pain and symptoms cause by the child’s complex, chronic condition
Empowerment of the child and family in decision-making
Creating meaningful partnerships with healthcare providers and other community members
Advocating for the child and family
Support for advanced care planning
Integrative therapies (e.g. yoga, art therapy, Reiki)
Palliative Care: Conversations Matter®: For Patients and Families
Get Palliative Care
Talking To Your Child About His or Her Illness
Talking To Your Child's Doctor: When Your Child Has A Serious Illness
When Your Child Is In Pain
Pediatric Palliative Care Referral Criteria Guide (Form)
Detailed Services (Form)
American Academy of Pediatrics: Palliative Care for Children