Employee Stories

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

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...

Finding More at Lurie Children’s Anne Szmergalski

Eight years ago, Anne Szmergalski was longing for more. She longed to learn more, challenge herself, be mentored, and to advance her skills as an occupational therapist. More is just what Anne got...

Maria Hugo on Being a Nurse at Lurie Children’s

Last time we spoke with Lurie Children’s Manager of Patient Care Operations in the Department of Hematology and Oncology, Maria Hugo, she told us about her journey of going from nurse to manager....

Getting Creative with Kevin Durney

Creativity, a word not often used in the health care field. That is unless you’re like Kevin Durney.   Montana-native Kevin was working in education administration when he realized he was more...

Dialogue with a Dietician: Robyn Blackford

Before Robyn Blackford even started working at Lurie Children’s, she fell in love with the team. Seeing how they treated not only patients but other employees assured Robyn that Lurie Children’s wa...

Appreciating Every Breath at Lurie Children’s with Kylie Howard

  Kylie Howard is the definition of chill. Not because she enjoys reflecting on life and taking in the city views while sitting in traffic–which she does–but because, in her field, you have to be...