Multidisciplinary Care Helps Darcie Thrive with Rare Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

Angela Okroi thought her second pregnancy was going well. But around 30 weeks, she was diagnosed with intrauterine growth retardation which was stunting her baby girl’s development. Despite this, Angela, Jason and big sister Amelia, welcomed Darcie Grace born at … Read More

The Big Red School Bus – Advanced Practice Nurse Travels to Greece to Provide Care to Refugees

    By Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP-AC, PC, CPON, Advanced Practice Provider in the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation     Fleeing a war zone is a different type of horror than … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Below, we highlight several Lurie Children’s staff that play a critical role in providing mental health services to children, teens and families.       Stephanie Powell, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Department of Child & Adolescent … Read More

Lurie Children’s Recognized as Level 1 Pediatric Surgery Center – But What Does It Mean?

By Marleta Reynolds, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief; Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery; Lydia J. Fredrickson Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   It’s a badge of honor for sure. Lurie Children’s was among the first … Read More

Dr. Peter Whitington Retires

After a distinguished career of 45 years as a physician, and 20 years at Lurie Children’s (formerly Children’s Memorial), Peter Whitington, MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, will be retiring in May 2017. In 1997, Children’s Memorial, recruited Dr. Whitington to … Read More

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