World-Class Care

The best care possible.

With a long history as an award-winning palliative care and hospice innovator, Midwest CareCenter continually evolves the meaning of care, perfecting all the ways it can make people feel better, and also be better. Through our state-of-the-art facilities, innovative therapies based on the latest science, award-winning quality standards, and recognition for the immeasurable worth of the human experience, we deliver world-class care.

With quality standards well above the national average, we provide a uniquely sophisticated approach to treating what you’re facing now. Primary caregivers have scored our care as “excellent.” Families also rate our overall care and our evening and weekend support as “excellent,” putting us in the top tier of the nation’s hospice programs.

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Karen Marshak Hilder

Karen Marshak Hilder’s pain and hardship has evolved into endless enthusiasm, energy and dedication for Midwest CareCenter with the naming of The Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion.

Bruce Tranen

Enhancing his father’s quality of life was a priority for patient family member Bruce Tranen.

Lucille Morgan

Volunteer Lucille Morgan values Midwest CareCenter as a place of refuge in the community.

Nancy Yacyshyn

Nancy Yacyshyn and her family received information and guidance in how to help and care for her father.

World-Class Campus

Feel at home wherever you are.

At Midwest CareCenter, we offer a number of settings where you can access care from our world-class campus as well as other sites.

Hospice Pavilion

Hospice Pavilion

Our Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion offers advanced clinical care, psychosocial support and healing for the spirit. This world-class Pavilion is the first and only freestanding hospice specialty care center in Cook County.

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Healing Garden

Healing Garden

Developed in partnership with the Chicago Botanic Garden, The Waud Family Healing Garden sits alongside The Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion and is open to patients, families and everyone in the community. This healing garden adjoins a stunning 50-acre nature preserve in Glenview.

Rooted in Science

Research shows that healing landscapes are physically and emotionally beneficial. They also can help people relax and release anxiety.

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Our Community

We welcome you!

We offer a number of ways for our community to become involved with us. Check out our events, volunteer programs and other resources.

Successful Third Honor Flight Mission Helps Veterans Visit Their Memorials

Mary Honor Flight
Earlier this month, Midwest CareCenter volunteer Mary Spiewak served as a Lake County Honor Flight guardian for Navy veteran John Perry.

On October 4, Midwest CareCenter and Lake County Honor Flight partnered on their third collaborative mission, sending 19 World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans on a two-day trip to Washington D.C. to view the monuments built to honor their sacrifice and service to our country. The group visited the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial Wall, and Arlington National Cemetery.

Midwest CareCenter Volunteer Mary Spiewak served as a Lake County Honor Flight guardian for Navy veteran John Perry, who served in the Korean War. Honor Flight guardians accompany veterans on their trip to Washington D.C. and are responsible for ensuring the comfort, enjoyment and safety of the veterans in their charge. "It was such an honor for me, and an amazing trip for our vets," Mary says.

Victoria Lea and Anita Anders

Staff, volunteers, and friends of Midwest CareCenter also composed and collected over 200 letters of gratitude for the veterans, which were distributed to them on their Honor Flight trip during a simulated military mail call. Midwest CareCenter staff and volunteers also were there to see the veterans off on their flight and welcome them home when they returned from Washington D.C.



Midwest CareCenter's Victoria Lea and Anita Anders welcome veterans home.

Service Club of Chicago Awards $10,000 Grant to Midwest CareCenter for Patient Bed


service club

Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter thanks the Service Club of Chicago for awarding a grant of more than $10,000 to purchase a new bed for the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion.

The grant was received by Senior Director of Community Development Anne Rossiter during a June 16 ceremony at the Four Seasons in Chicago. "Midwest CareCenter is so grateful for the fundraising efforts of Service Club of Chicago, which for several years has provided beds for the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion," Anne says. Roughly 75 patients per year will benefit from the new bed, which has a life of up to 14 years. Since Pavilion patients spend most or all of their time in bed, and often experience high pain levels, the hospital bed plays a vital role in relieving discomfort.

The Versacare bed supports patient safety, patient mobilization and skin care. Among its many features, the bed assists in moving patients through multi-positioning options; the mattress surface dissipates heat; and it provides safety for patients and caregivers with low height, making it safer for patients to get in and out of bed. The new bed will help Midwest CareCenter clinical staff meet their goal of pain and symptom control.