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ERIE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER NAMES MEDICAL DIRECTORS
CHICAGO – May 7, 2013 – Erie Family Health Center, a provider of high quality health services to underserved communities, has named a Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Medicine and a Medical Director for Family and Adult Medicine. The Medical Directors will work closely with Erie’s Chief Clinical Officer to guide protocols and practices in their respective specialty areas and assure a consistent approach to medical quality, patient satisfaction and productivity across all of Erie’s health center locations.
Dr. Sara Naureckas has been promoted to Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Naureckas joined Erie Family Health Center in 1994 and has served as the Head of Erie’s Department of Pediatrics since 2001.
In addition to her work at Erie, Dr. Naureckas is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Community Preceptor at the University of Chicago School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Naureckas also has hospital appointments at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Prentice Women’s Hospital and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Naureckas received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s Hospital) in Chicago where she was Chief Resident in Pediatrics in 1990-1991.
Dr. Deborah Midgley has been promoted to Medical Director for Family and Adult Medicine. Dr. Midgley joined Erie Family Health Center in 2003 and has served as the Department Head for Family Medicine since 2011. In this role she recruited six family physicians to Erie over the past two years, supervised 12 family physicians and served as a faculty member of the McGaw Northwestern Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr Midgley is a Clinical Instructor in the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. She also has a hospital appointment at Norwegian American Hospital.
Dr. Midgley received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed her residency at West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program in Oak Park, Ill.
“As Erie grows, we believe that these positions will allow us to assure continued success in providing high quality primary care for patients of all ages,” said Dr. David Buchanan, Erie’s Chief Clinical Officer. “We are excited to have Dr. Naureckas and Dr. Midgley helping lead us forward.”
About Erie Family Health Center
Founded on Erie Street in Chicago in 1957, Erie Family Health Center is a community health center that provides high-quality, compassionate health care services. Serving more than 43,000 patients at 13 centers throughout the city and surrounding suburbs, Erie delivers comprehensive primary medical and dental care that responds to the needs of each community. Erie’s highly skilled providers, innovative partnerships and forward-thinking approach make it a national leader for the provision of community-based health care.
Stephanie Colpo, PCI