Jade’s Story

“I’m living proof of how Erie affects people’s lives. I want my kids and my whole family to have the same great experience I’ve had.

 -Jade Saldana, Erie Patient and Medical Assistant Team Leader


From her first visit to Erie Teen Center 12 years ago, Jade Saldana knew she belonged.

Her providers were compassionate and respectful, and she felt cared for. But when the Teen Center relocated far from her home, Jade worried where she would go for health care. She was relieved when Erie referred her to its nearby Humboldt Park location. There, she continued receiving the care she had come to depend on. Her growing relationship with Erie doctors and nurses inspired her to imagine a path for her life.

After high school, she continued her education to become a medical assistant. She completed an externship at Erie. Today, she is thrilled to have a career as a medical assistant team leader at Erie and proud to be developing long-term relationships with her patients and their families. Along with Jade, her three children, sisters, nieces, and her husband’s family have all become Erie patients. Like Jade, they look forward to visiting their doctors.

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