There is a reason why the Chicago Tribune named the Midwest Palliative Hospice & CareCenter a top 100 workplace in 2012.
Perhaps it’s the sheer dedication they have to their patients, ensuring that every bit of their experience is tailored to individual needs. They respect and honor each patient’s religious, cultural and personal choices to make their experience as fulfilling and comfortable as possible.
Or it may be the multitude of services they provide to families who are coping with loss. Not only do they hold family-oriented grief workshops and support groups for adults, teens and children, but they also run the summer camp CampCare, a grief support summer camp for kids.
With 35 years of experience and 150 communities served, the Midwest Palliative Hospice & CareCenter is continually striving to better their care and perfecting ways to make people feel and become better.
CareCenter’s attitude toward hospice and end-of-life care is what truly sets them apart. “There is great misunderstanding about palliative medicine, which encompasses care to people with life-limiting symptoms due to illness or chronic disease, and not just at end of life,” says Jamie O’Malley, President and CEO of Midwest Palliative Hospice & CareCenter. “People often associate hospice care with giving up on those that are dying. Our philosophy for hospice care is about enhancing living; to make this phase of life meaningful and representative of the way a person has lived. There can still be a great deal of living even in the face of a serious illness or loss.”
With their many sensitive services and accommodations, Midwest Palliative Hospice & CareCenter strives to make the last stage of life as rewarding as the first.
Midwest Palliative Hospice & CareCenter By The Numbers
- Provides hospice and palliative care services to patients and their families in 150 communities
- 1,300 kids benefitted from CampCare over the past 13 years.
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