Our Chief Nursing Officer
Cheri McEssy, Owner/Chief Nursing Officer
Cheri McEssy is the Owner and Chief Nursing Officer of BrightStar Care® of Chicago and Berwyn. She obtained her BSN from Marquette University and has spent her clinical career in Critical Care medicine, focusing on Evidence Based Practice and chairing the Protocol and Procedure Committee which defined those clinical best practices. McEssy is from the Chicago area and is actively involved in the community, most notably having participated in numerous medical mission trips with local organizations to the Andes Mountains in Bolivia, South America. McEssy joined the BrightStar Care family in 2007, opening her first office in Oak Brook, IL. She is currently the elected Chair of the Franchise Advisory Council (FAC) at BrightStar Care. McEssy is an active member of many professional groups including Illinois Organization of Nursing Leaders (IONL), Athena International, Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), National Private Duty Association (NPDA), Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF). McEssy also has been credentialed as a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA).
BrightStar Care® is a Private Duty and Staffing company that provides medical and non-medical healthcare professionals for both families and facilities. BrightStar Care® of Chicago and Berwyn is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission as a quality healthcare provider.