Employee Stories

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...

Finding More at Lurie Children’s Anne Szmergalski

Stories in: Allied Health

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

Stories in: Nursing , Leadership

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

Stories in: Allied Health

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...