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.

Learn more about our world-class care options >

How to choose world-class hospice care >

Joann Larson

For patient family member and volunteer Joann Larson, we were always there to provide assistance and answers to her questions.

Lucille Morgan

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

Thomas Mallman

For patient family member Thomas Mallman and his family, grief counseling was one of our many supportive services.

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.

  • Memorial Golf Tournament

    Mark Monday, August 11 on your calendar for the 12th Annual Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Gary Binder and Jeffery S. Vender, MD. This year the fun will take place at the beautiful Glen View Club in Golf...

New Initiatives to Support Veterans

flagMidwest CareCenter is proud to be the first hospice and palliative care program in Illinois to be admitted for membership to Illinois Joining Forces. Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is a statewide, public-private network of veteran- and military-serving organizations that collaborate in person and online to help service members, veterans, and their families navigate the "sea of goodwill." No one organization can do it all. But veterans shouldn't have to wander from office to office—or website to website—to figure out who does what, and who can best meet their needs. By searching the IJF website or by asking the IJF site support team for help, service providers, veterans and military families open one door... and find a whole world of support.

We are also proud to partner with Military Outreach USA, a faith-based non-profit organization that serves our active military, veterans and their families by connecting them with individuals and faith communities committed to providing help and hope. The organization is building a national network of Military Friendly Churches and Military Friendly Businesses that is nearly 1000 organizations strong. Military Outreach USA exists to encourage, engage, educate, and equip individuals and churches throughout the nation to provide a support role to our military community, comprised of our military (Active, Guard, and Reserves), veterans, and their families impacted by the visible and invisible wounds of military service.

Midwest CareCenter is one of the only nonprofit hospices in the Chicago area that has an official Veterans program registered through the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.


CampCare Helps Kids Cope with Loss


CampCare BACK Tshirt

Preparation for CampCare 2014 is well underway!

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.

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!