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Melissa Hurley
APP Nursing Professional Development Practitioner

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 2020, Lurie Children's achieved Magnet® recognition for a fifth time; less than 1% of all hospitals have been recognized five times.