Employee Stories

Feeling Your Value at Lurie Children’s with Jean-Pierre Vidrine

Without our Support Services team at Lurie Children’s, the work and research we do would not be possible. Everyone from our talented culinarians in the kitchen to our security shuttle drivers are a...

3 Reasons Why Respiratory Therapists Should Join Lurie Children’s with Mary Vrskovy

Stories in: Allied Health

Since April 2004, Mary Vrskovy has been a Respiratory Care Practitioner at Lurie Children’s. Every day for almost fifteen years, Mary says, what keeps her coming back is the fact that she is...

Learning to be a Leader at Lurie Children’s with Brandon Parker

Stories in: Leadership

From an early age, Brandon Parker was interested in pediatric medicine. As the son of an Air Force pediatrician, Brandon was surrounded by physicians who turned from friends to extended family, to...

A Day In The Life Of A Patient Care Operations Manager with Erin Benish

Stories in: Leadership

Although Erin Benish has been part of the Lurie Children’s family since 2004, she says it hasn’t felt like that long. “It’s been very, quick to be frank,” she divulges. “There’s been a lot of...

Data Analytics and Development at Lurie Children’s with Rachel Foote

Stories in: Support Services , Research

The first thing you should know about Rachel Foote is that she’s passionate about her job and is willing to work hard to get what she wants. In her five years at Lurie Children’s, she’s transitione...

Promoting Growth and Patients’ Fullest Participation in Life with Katie Needham

Stories in: Allied Health , Advanced Practice

One of the most valuable lessons Katie Needham has learned during her time at Lurie Children’s is to remember why you’re here. For her, that means providing a special and unique skill set to all of...