Our Erie Stories

Inspiring stories, lasting impact. Learn why our patients, staff, and providers remain committed to the Erie mission to provide high quality, affordable care to support healthier communities.

Lisbeth and Carmen's Story
Helping babies get the healthiest start in life.

Visit our vimeo channel to hear from more Erie Providers, Staff and Patients. And continue reading below for more inspiring erie stories.


Staff Spotlight:
Jackie Kretchmer

Medical Case Manager

Through her volunteer work, Jackie actively seeks additional opportunities to support Chicago families.


Staff Spotlight:
Shay Lashley
Patient Access Center
Operations Manager

Witnessing acts of kindness fueled Shay's desire to contribute meaningful care.

Staff Spotlight:
Hannah Chi

Director of Health Center Operations
Humboldt Park Health Center

Experience the day of a director at a health center - and how she supports Humboldt Park.

Staff Spotlight:
Cathy Junia

Associate Director
Individual Giving & Events

Fundraising is about building a sense of community - learn how Cathy does just exactly that.

Staff Spotlight:
Chevonne Toney

Behavioral Health Trauma
Informed Clinical Advisor

Chevonne uses her talents to assist Erie in providing essential care and understanding to students.  


Staff Spotlight:
Idessa Butler

Senior Process Improvement Leader

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Idessa found her passion for serving others studying health at UIC.

Staff Spotlight:
Denise Galaviz
Public Health Dental Hygienist

Walk through a day of a dental hygienist at Erie Family Health Centers.

Staff Spotlight:
Diana Perez

Associate Director HR Reward Systems Analytics and Benefits

Diana strives to support Erie's mission of providing access to quality health care.

Navigating the Path to Recovery

Daisy Wynn (2)

One patient's realization that it was time to care for herself - and the doctor who supported her.

Staff Spotlight:
Geoyia Nightengale
Senior Manager of Adolescent Programming Operations

Geoyia talks why she celebrates Women's History Month.

Staff Spotlight:
Emily Olson
Care Coordinator

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Learn about Emily, and why it's she feels compelled to serve the Chicagoland community.

Erie at the
Ukraine Border

Erie continues to stand with our Ukrainian patients & community.

Whole-Hearted Care

When a patient arrived in distress, Erie staff rallied to help her.

The Next Generation of Medical Assistants

Twice a year since 2019, Erie has welcomed new medical assistants.

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