News Archive 2010
Jamie M. O’Malley, MS, RN, Named President and CEO
Area leader, respected and accomplished clinician assumes leadership of Chicago area’s largest provider of hospice, palliative care and grief support services.
Record 1.56M Patients Received Hospice Care Last Year
An estimated 41.6% of all people who died in the U.S. last year were under the care of a hospice program, reports National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. (This figure is up from 38.8% in 2008 and 35% in 2007.)
On Martha's Mind
Martha Twaddle lightheartedly refers to herself as a “grandmother” of hospice and palliative medicine! More...
The Journey of Grief
Chicago Shimpo, September 3
Men and Grief
Chicago Tribune Magazine, September 26
2010 Golf Tournament Results!
The Memorial Golf Tournament festivities on August 9 included a barbecue lunch, instructions by pros, a shotgun start and an evening of food, fellowship and awards.
A Chaplain's Perspective on the High Holidays
Midwest CareCenter chaplain Rabbi Suzanne Griffel participated in a discussion about the central themes of the upcoming Jewish High Holidays on "Sanctuary: A Chaplain’s Perspective on the High Holidays."
Hospice Patient Savors Cooking Collaboration
Chicago Tribune, July 25
5K Challenge 2010: Thanks & Recap
Hundreds of people ran, jogged or walked in this year's 5K Challenge, from 7 months old to a seasoned 70 years old!
Salute to Midwest CareCenter Nurses
Chicago Hospital News (page 22)
Comfort Zone Inspires Generous Support
This year’s Comfort Zone generated inspiring levels of support! Held for the second year in the verdant environs of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the event brought together Midwest CareCenter friends and supporters, who raised nearly $200,000 for Midwest CareCenter programs and services.
President/CEO Announces Departure
Mary K. Sheehan, MSN, MBA, RN, announced today that she is resigning from her position as president and chief executive officer of Midwest CareCenter effective July 2, 2010.
How Hospice Can Help
Chicago Shimpo, April 9
End-of-life Care in the News
News stories offer glimpses into end-of-life care in the U.S.
Dr. Martha Twaddle Celebrates 20-Year Tenure
Chicago Hospital News
Hospice: A Tale of Two Families