Christy graduated from Augustana Nursing School with a degree in nursing. She spent 20 years working in the operating room and 20 years working in gastroenterology, 15 of those years at Ravinia Associates and NorthShore Health care. Christy has a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. She is an active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Each person/patient is a different individual with particular needs. They need to be treated with compassion and empathy. Listening and patience are key components to patient care. Through my many years of patient care, I have learned that learning one personal thing about each and every patient puts the patient at ease. “Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift – there is nothing small about it.” Florence Nightingale.
Christy has lived in Deerfield for 40 years with her husband, she has 2 adult daughters and 4 grandchildren. While spending time with her grandchildren is most rewarding, she enjoys cooking, gardening, entertaining, reading, and walking.