Employee Stories

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...

Dialogue with a Dietician: Robyn Blackford

Stories in: Allied Health

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...

How to be Successful with Rebecca Meyers

Stories in: Veterans

According to Rebecca Meyers, to be a successful Manager of Children’s Services at Lurie Children’s, you have to be able to multitask, have good communication skills, be flexible, and be a good...

Breathing Life into a New Career at Lurie Children's with Gerri Barnes

Stories in: Allied Health

Not long ago, Gerri Barnes, Respiratory Therapist at Lurie Children's, was at the bedside with a mother who had just received some bad news. She was the only one in the room with her. With compassi...