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PHOTO: CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS COMFORT
CHILDREN TREATED IN EDWARD KIDS' ER.

The Edward Kids' ER has consistently scored in the top two percent in the country in customer satisfaction. All of our emergency physicians are pediatricians who have spent years training in university hospital trauma centers. They have completed rigorous post-graduate, three-year fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine. Each is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.

Our nurses are experts in treating children as well. All are certified in pediatric advanced life support and have completed extensive pediatric emergency nursing training. Many have spent their careers before Edward at children's hospitals, in ICU or emergency settings.

To promote communication and teamwork, a cluster of rooms is assigned to a team of healthcare professionals so a nurse can step in to help when another team member is busy or with another patient. 

Child Life Specialists are available to provide comfort to children and teens that are being treated in our emergency department. Their primary focus is to promote healing and help patients adjust to the emotional challenges of hospitalization and treatment. This is achieved by our child life team by offering medical preparation, introducing coping strategies, and utilizing distraction techniques. Their one-on-one work with a patient and family helps ease the stress the patients are experiencing and provides a form of support for the entire family system.

Jennifer McNulty, M.D.

Jennifer McNulty, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department

Dr. McNulty is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. McNulty received her medical degree from the University of Illinois - Chicago College of Medicine. She completed her residency at The Children's Hospital in Denver, and completed her fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. McNulty has been an Assistant Professor in pediatrics at Northwestern University School of Medicine. She has an interest in disaster medicine and in medical care for underserved populations, both in the United States and internationally.

 
Lina AbuJamra, M.D.

Lina AbuJamra, M.D.

Dr. AbuJamra is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. AbuJamra completed her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Florida Hospitals. She has been assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine as well as attending physician in the pediatric emergency department at Children's Memorial Hospital.

 
Oliver Chrisler, M.D.

Oliver Chrisler , M.D.

Dr. Chrisler is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Chrisler received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed his pediatric residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Following his residency, Dr. Chrisler completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine -- a three-year program that concluded at The University of Chicago's Children's Hospital. Dr. Chrisler also has instructed medical students in pediatrics and participated in numerous research studies on topics such as emergency department management of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and asthma.

 
Stephen C. Crotty, MD

Stephen C. Crotty, MD

Dr. Crotty is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He earned his medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He went on to complete a three year fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Children's Memorial Hospital. His experience also includes serving as an attending physician for Children's Memorial Hospital's Division of Critical Care and Division of Medical Imaging, and Pediatric Hospital at Evanston NorthwesternHealthcare.  

 
Hyung Joon Kim, M.D.

Hyung Joon Kim, M.D. 

Dr. Kim is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine.  His fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine was at Children's Memorial Hospital, and he completed a pediatric residency at Washington University School of Medicine.  His medical degree is from the University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. Kim was previously on staff at the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine.

 

Certified Child Life Specialists 

 

Nina Sittler, MS, CCLS

Nina Sittler, MS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist

Nina earned her Masters Degree in child development with an emphasis in child life and completed her internship at Children's Memorial Hospital. She began her work as a Child Life Specialist at Lutheran General Children's Hospital in 2003. Nina joined the Edward team in 2009 and was the hospital's first certified child life specialist on staff. Nina has had the opportunity to work with many ages ranging from infants to teens that battle acute to chronic conditions. Nina is a certified member of the child life council and a member of the Chicagoland Area Child Life Professionals. Her purpose is to help pediatric patients and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of the hospital environment.

 
Melissa Slattery, MS, CCLS, CEIM

Melissa Slattery, MS, CCLS, CEIM
Certified Child Life Specialist

Melissa Slattery earned her Master of Science degree in Child Development with a specialization in Child Life from Erikson Institute in Chicago. Melissa completed over 600 hours of internship work at the University of Chicago, Comer Children's Hospital. Melissa was trained in the areas of emergency room, oncology, radiology, surgery, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care and general pediatrics. Melissa joined the Edward team in October of 2011. Her goal is to help support and strengthen the family unit as they encounter medical challenges. Melissa is a certified member of the Child Life Council and a member of Chicagoland Area of Child Life Professionals. She is also a certified educator of Infant Massage.

 


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