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. A disruptor and innovator in healthcare, the agency is leading industry transformation, launching innovative care models that deliver high-quality, effective and compassionate patient care while also improving patient outcomes and efficiencies.
With employees dedicated to carrying out its mission, JourneyCare launched two new innovative programs to reach patients at even earlier stages of their illness: JourneyCare House Calls, a home-based primary care program for homebound patients; and Chronic Care Management, which provides extra care and attention to patients with chronic illnesses beyond visits with their primary care doctor.
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.
With 40 years of healthcare leadership and expertise, JourneyCare has achieved national recognition for growth, innovation, community partnerships and best practices in caring for adults and children with serious illness. JourneyCare serves 13 counties in the Chicago region and is the largest nonprofit provider of hospice and palliative care in Illinois. The agency also provides services that include JourneyCare House Calls, Chronic Care Management and JourneyCare Choices – serving patients at all stages of serious illness. JourneyCare is dedicated to enriching lives through expert, compassionate care and empowering patients and families to live with dignity, on their own terms. For more information, visit journeycare.org.