Imagine Care Differently

We support the whole person — body, mind and spirit — with truly innovative world-class palliative care, hospice and grief support.
Giving you your best day, today.

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.

Read more about Palliative Care >

Chief Medical Officer Martha Twaddle, MD
Nurse Nancy Romanchek
Our Chief Medical Officer Martha Twaddle, MD explains palliative and hospice care. She describes how whole-patient care and a collaborative approach with our experienced, compassionate staff reduces anxiety and helps patients and their loved ones feel better.
Roy Leonard

Legendary WGN newscaster Roy Leonard found support when he most needed it for Sheila, his beloved wife of 58 years.

Paula Roderick

We helped patient Peter Glidden and his partner Paula Roderick focus on enjoying every moment.

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.

Learn more about The Hospice Pavilion >

We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion >

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.

Learn more about the Healing Garden >

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.

Win Tickets to The Sound of Music!

Sound-of-MusicEnter to win two tickets to The Sound of Music at the Chicago Lyric Opera and help Make It Better sing our praises and spread the word about Midwest CareCenter! Winners will be notified on April 25.

The Lyric has teamed up with the Make It Better Foundation to present this Sound of Music Ticket Giveaway. Simply sign up for the free Make It Better newsletter to enter the drawing. Under Choose A Charity, select Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter!

One lucky entry will win two tickets to the Lyric's acclaimed Sound of Music performance this spring!

Midwest CareCenter is proud to partner with the Make It Better Foundation for media support for the 2014 calendar year. The mission of the Make It Better Foundation is to identify, support and amplify outstanding 501(c)(3) qualified organizations and philanthropic best practices in the areas of education, arts, athletics, social services, health care, microfinance or research. We were recently named a 2013 Philanthropy Award Winner for Health by Make It Better.

CampCare Helps Kids Cope with Loss


CampCare BACK Tshirt

Preparation for CampCare 2014 is well underway and we are excited to be offering three programs this year!

This is the 14th year for CampCare, our annual grief support program that helps children and teens cope with the death of a loved one while having summer fun. Entirely supported by charitable donations, the program helps campers deal with their loss while they enjoy art, theater, music and sports activities and fun with friends.

Adventure Camp is held on the beautiful waters of the Wisconsin River. Campers will participate in daily canoeing and camping activities during their four-day stay and explore ways to support each other along the way. Adventure Camp runs June 22-25 and is open to students entering their sophomore through senior year in high school.

Overnight Camp, available to children entering fourth grade through freshman year in high school, will be held at Holiday Home Camp in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Camp runs August 14-17. This camp provides campers the opportunity to engage in fun camp activities and participate in daily, small group discussions designed to listen to campers' concerns and offer support.

Summerfest 2014 is new this year! It will be a day of activities for children, teens and adults from the community who have lost a loved one. Summerfest includes creative activities, small group discussion, lunch and a meditation walk, on Saturday, June 7.

Learn more about CampCare 2014.

These camp programs are offered free of charge to eligible campers.

View the application to Adventure Camp.

View the application to Overnight Camp.


Please watch this video to see what CampCare is all about!