Nikki Montgomery is the author of the Super Safe Kids book series with titles including Hospital Safety for Kids, Central Line Safety for Kids, The Spine Surgery Book for Kids, and Home Care CEO: A Parent's Guide to Managing In-Home Pediatric Nursing. She is a professional editor who lives in Ohio with her husband, Dr. Richard Montgomery, and their son. Both her son and her late sister, Chavon Hodges, were born with congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy, a debilitating neuromuscular disease that results from a rare genetic condition.
A former educator, Nikki has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, along with a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with research focused on informing and empowering parents of medically fragile children. She completed a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy and serves on the board at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, where she is also on the safety committee and serves as president of the hospital’s Patient and Family Partnership Council. In addition to her work at her local hospital, Nikki is part of the Global Patient and Family Advisory Board for the Beryl Institute, and she is the project coordinator for the Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Policy Forum.
Awarded the honorable mention for the Patients’ View Impact Award, presented by the Patients’ View Institute and The Leapfrog Group, Nikki has written for Complex Child magazine and is a contributor to The Mighty, in addition to a blog series called Teachable Moments that she wrote for ProMedica HealthConnect.