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James Hanna, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Spinal Surgery


Jim Hanna is a nurse practitioner who specializes in spine care. As part of Dr. Mekhail’s spine team, Jim is very involved in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of back and neck conditions. He also assists Dr. Mekhail in surgical procedures.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Lewis University. He started his career as a staff nurse in Orthopaedics at Palos Community Hospital, where he worked from 1991 to 2004. In 2004, Jim joined Parkview Orthopaedic Group. He soon chose to pursue his Master of Science in nursing, which he earned from Loyola University in 2007. At this time, Jim moved into his current role at Parkview as a certified adult nurse practitioner.

As a nurse practitioner at Parkview, Jim’s typical duties include diagnosing and treating medical conditions; ordering, performing and interpreting lab work, x-rays, MRIs and other diagnostic tests; prescribing medication; and assisting in surgical procedures.


    • M.S., Nursing, Loyola University | Maywood, IL | 2007
    • B.S., Nursing, Lewis University | Romeoville, IL | 2001

Certifications & licensure

    • Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP-C)
    • Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant (CRNFA)
    • Certified Nurse of the Operating Room (CNOR)

Professional Experience

    • Nurse Practitioner/CRNFA, Parkview Orthopaedic Group | Palos Heights, IL | 2004 – Present
    • Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Loyola University | Maywood, IL | 2008
    • Staff Nurse, Orthopaedics, Palos Community Hospital | Palos Heights, IL | 1991 – 2004

Professional memberships

    • International Society of Advanced Practice Nurses
    • National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
    • Association of Operating Room Nurses
    • National Association of Spine Surgeons

Professional Publications

    • Hanna, J., Letizia, M. Kyphoplasty: The Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture. NAON, 26(6). 342-346
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