Contact the Center for Advanced Practice


Najah Askia
Human Resources

Tahitia Martin
Administrative Assistant

Julie Creaden
Senior Director, Center for Advanced Practice

Barbara Suplit
Director, Advanced Practice and Professional Development

In 2001, our hospital was the nation's first freestanding pediatric hospital, and the first hospital in Illinois, to earn the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition® for Nursing Excellence and Quality Patient Care. In 2015 Lurie Children's achieved Magnet® recognition for a fourth time; less than 1% of all hospitals have been recognized four times.