Finding meaning in caring for patients with serious illness
JourneyCare, the largest nonprofit provider of palliative, supportive and end-of-life care in Illinois, was named a winner of The Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces at a ceremony held Thursday at the United Club in Chicago.
The award recognizes JourneyCare’s efforts to build a rewarding culture for its employees, providing them with work-life balance, careers that make a difference and ongoing learning opportunities that are supported through tuition reimbursement. The Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplace” award recognizes 100 local employers that provide an outstanding workplace culture and inspire employees to do great things. Companies were selected based on employee surveys conducted by an independent research firm that measured key qualities like company leadership, career opportunities and advancement, and working environment.
“We are so proud and grateful to be chosen as a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace, since this honor reflects the sentiments of team members throughout our agency,” JourneyCare President and CEO Sarah Boburka said. “Caring for patients with serious illness is deeply meaningful work and JourneyCare is lucky to have such dedicated staff members who also help foster a rewarding and vibrant workplace.”
As hospices and healthcare organizations across the country observe National Hospice and Palliative Care Month this November, the award is especially significant for JourneyCare.
Through all if its programs, JourneyCare team members serve 13,000 families across 10 counties in the Chicago region wherever the patients may call home. Their commitment and dedication to caring for patients and their families embodies the spirit of the Top Workplace award.