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Check-In With Your Nurse - Nurses Make The Difference

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Shriners Children's Chicago nurses with a patient

May brings spring flowers and graduations but it is also the month of another important celebration. May is National Nurses Month. Our healthcare system is celebrating with Nurses Week from May 6-12. This year's theme is "Nurses Make the Difference" which recognizes the spirit of compassion and care that nurses bring to their jobs in our pediatric facilities.

At Shriners Children's Chicago we're fortunate to have talented and specially trained nurse and nurse professionals in our administration and business operations, clinical care areas, surgery, pediatric intensive care unit and inpatient unit. Visitors to our hospital will see many colorful dress-up days during Nurses Week along with some staff celebrations. Look for crazy hat and hair day on May 12 if you are in our facility! Also, new this year, our own Thuan D. Dang, M.D., is leading a flower arranging class in a lunchtime program.

We're grateful for the many area businesses who are supporting our nurses celebration this year. Thanks to Reuters Bakery, New Star, Johnnies Beef and Flowers of Paradise in Elmwood Park, Stan's Donuts, Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, and Quasthoffs florist in River Grove.

Check-In With Your Nurse

Our families frequently comment about nurses by name and the fantastic care and compassion they give to each child. We can't list all the talented team members, but we wanted to introduce you to a couple staff members as we celebrate how Nurses Make A Difference.

Check-In With Your Nurse
Kelly Le, Pediatric RN Surgery

What Inspired You To Become a Nurse? Kelly's older cousin is a pediatric nurse.

Favorite Part of Your Job at Shriners Children's: Kelly gets to work with her 'besties' and the OR team.

Favorite Fun Thing To Do in Chicago: Trying New Restaurants; Going to Free Events

Cubs or Sox? Cubs!

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Kelly Le, Pediatric RN Surgery (right) with Surgical Supervisor Angela Carey

Check-In With Your Nurse
Vanessa Dominguez Ceballos, PICU RN Nights

What Inspired You To Become a Nurse? Vanessa's mother was a nurse in Mexico.

Favorite Part of Your Job at Shriners Children's: Getting to know patients and families, and being able to help in their recovery to get them one step closer to home.

Favorite Fun Thing To Do in Chicago: This foodie loves to try different restaurants.

Cubs or Sox? Cubs

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Nurse Vanessa enjoying beautiful Chicago

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