Who are we?
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter is a nonprofit, community-based healthcare organization providing hospice, palliative care and grief support. We also offer special grief support services for children. We serve communities in north and northwest Chicago, the north suburbs and Lake County. Each year, more than 3,000 individuals receive comprehensive medical care from us and hundreds of others take advantage of support services through counseling, crisis intervention and workshops.
We employ more than 270 staff members and more than 250 volunteers in service delivery, leadership, administration and advocacy. Our 2012 budget is $30 million.
Our corporate office and hospice pavilion are in Glenview, Illinois. A second, regional office in Libertyville, Illinois, serves Lake County patients and their families.
Our timeline, in brief
Committed community volunteers establish Hospice of the North Shore.
We open our hospice inpatient unit.
We receive our first accreditation from The Joint Commission, which we continue to renew.
The American Hospital Association awards us the Circle of Life Award.
We take a new name, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, and move to Glenview, establishing the Robert H. and Terri L. Cohn Campus.
We open the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion and Waud Family Healing Garden.
The Chicago Tribune identified the organization as a one of the top places to work in the Chicago area for 2012. Read more >>
License and accreditation
Midwest CareCenter is licensed by the State of Illinois, accredited for hospice services by the Joint Commission and approved for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Jewish Care Services is a preferred provider of Jewish Healing Network of Chicago.
The Midwest CareCenter is led by an executive staff, a medical staff of specialists in hospice and palliative medicine and a volunteer board of directors that provides overall leadership counsel and direction to the organization.
In addition, an advisory council of medical and community leaders provides specialized feedback; a service board generates funds and community awareness of our mission and programs; and standing committees provide expertise for special projects and programs.
To provide world-class palliative and end-of-life care.
To lead the way in palliative and end-of-life care through quality outcomes and inspired care, innovation, advocacy, and education.
Our values are our points of PRIDE
- Passion is the energy and inspiration that comes from aligning who you are with what you do. Employees and volunteers should be energized by the work they do each day, helping patients and families meet their goals.
- Respect is holding all others in high regard, treating them as they would like to be treated even in the most difficult of situations. It requires listening and the ability to be present with each individual
- Innovation is generating new ideas and converting them into solutions or improved delivery of care. It embraces creative thought and fosters change that leads to a new dimension of performance.
- Dignity is honoring and valuing the choices, differences and lives of others. It requires treating others with a measure of grace and being non-judgmental in all interactions.
- Excellence is setting and achieving the highest standard and succeeding in the areas that are most important to the organization, patient, family or client.