Jamie M. O’Malley has been president and chief executive officer of Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter since 2010. She is a member of the National Hospice Work Group, serves on the Board of Directors for Illinois Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and is also on the Home Care Advisory Council for The Joint Commission. Previously Ms. O’Malley was vice president and chief nursing officer at The University of Chicago Medical Center, and has more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience.
Midwest CareCenter is led by an exceptional management team whose backgrounds include medical, clinical, strategic planning, business and finance experience.
With more than 20 years' experience in directing and operating U.S. and global businesses, David Bruce joined Midwest CareCenter in 2008 as chief financial officer. At Midwest CareCenter, Mr. Bruce oversees all organizational financial activities, including accounting and business planning operations, accounts receivable and payable and the financial audit function. He also supervises the Facilities and Purchasing departments.
Jill Koons directs and oversees the Midwest CareCenter quality improvement and compliance program. Her responsibilities include facilitating clinical performance improvement, managing regulatory and accreditation compliance as well as supporting organization leadership in establishing efficient key processes. Most recently, Ms. Koons managed the accreditation of the Marshak Family Hospice Pavilion by the Joint Commission.
Miriam Mollin joined Midwest CareCenter in 2008 and is responsible for the overall effectiveness, leadership, structure, vision, strategic direction, management, business outcomes and goal achievement of the Human Resources and Information Systems departments. Ms. Mollin oversees all human resources activities, including staffing, performance management, employee engagement, benefits, compensation, payroll, compliance, employee relations, and leadership and employee development. She is also responsible for leading initiatives to enhance organizational information systems in an effort to provide first-class support to Midwest CareCenter employees.
With more than 12 years of experience managing the award-winning marketing communications department at Midwest CareCenter, Ms. Gover now also oversees the community development, philanthropy and volunteer services areas. She is responsible for a tremendous variety and range of projects that are designed to create networks that connect people to care and communities of interest and support. Ms. Gover has been with Midwest CareCenter since 2002, lending her expertise in healthcare communications to her role here. She previously had worked at American Medical Association as the communications manager for its foundation and helped launch a national health literacy initiative. She also helped support local health awareness and advocacy initiatives at the American Cancer Society, Illinois division.
Bernadette Abell is the Interim Vice President of Clinical Services for Midwest CareCenter. Ms. Abell was previously Director of Inpatient Services.
Ms. Abell has been in nursing for over 20 years, working as a staff nurse in several acute care specialties before recognizing hospice as the specialty she “had been training her whole life for.” She has been with Midwest CareCenter for more than five years, and has worked Hospice of the Comforter in Florida, and The Connecticut Hospice, considered America’s First Hospice.
Martha L. Twaddle, MD, is the Senior Medical Advisor of Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in Glenview, Illinois, where she has was previously Chief Medical Officer. She has served the organization as hospice medical director since 1989 and helped grow the organization into a world-class leader with a keen focus on educating other physicians and healthcare professionals. Her unique talents and contributions to the field have helped to increase the understanding of and access to hospice and palliative medicine, locally, regionally, and nationally. In 2013, she was named one of the 30 most influential visionaries in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care.