Kaneisha Green accepts position at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago

Alcorn State University alumna and Fayette, Mississippi native, Kaneisha Green is making significant strides in the medical field.

Green recently accepted the respiratory care practitioner position at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She will be working in the hospital’s Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. She will begin her new journey Monday, April 17.

Prior to her latest role, Green served as a respiratory care practitioner in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia for two years. She earned a master’s degree in health science/respiratory therapy form Georgia State University in 2015. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Alcorn in 2012.

Treating children is the ideal path for Green. She’s passionate about making sure that today’s youth are healthy enough to live full, long and productive lives.

“Whenever I thought about medicine, I always leaned towards pediatrics,” said Green. “I figured if the opportunity was given to detect, diagnose and treat or cure illnesses while they are young, we can provide a better quality of life for our children.”

Tragedy and a lack of medical accessibility for those living in rural areas inspired Green to pursue a medical profession.

“Losing my mother to asthma fueled my interest in a career in medicine. She passed away when I was nine, and I have been chasing the dream since then. I grew up in a rural community where healthcare services and resources were scarce. My goal has always been to enhance my skill set so that I can address the concerns of rural families’ health.”

Green is pleased to be on the path to success in her career.

“It feels amazing. I give all the glory to my Savior. I am honored to be able to give back and make a difference in the lives of many children. I am grateful to receive this job offer, and I am very anxious to get there.”

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