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JourneyCare names Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer

JourneyCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Grzeskowiak is a forward-thinking leader and industry disruptor who sees technology and new models of care as tools for the physician and clinical teams to intervene at earlier stages of illness and provide the best patient experience possible. In his new role, he will provide leadership in helping JourneyCare assess gaps, prioritize plans and improve efficiencies to create a highly-engaged staff, patient and family experience.

“Dr. Grzeskowiak oversees a team who shares a vision to innovate and make a difference in the lives of patients and their families,” says Chief Operating Officer Kelly Fischer, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA. “He has contributed significantly to standardizing clinical care across the agency and creating strong relationships across our organization.”

Joining JourneyCare in 2014, he served as as medical director and as Vice President of Medical Services since 2016. He has provided leadership to field teams, as well as to JourneyCare’s Hospice CareCenters in Barrington, Glenview, Woodstock, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Specializing in family medicine/hospice and palliative care/occupational medicine, Dr. Grzeskowiak served as the medical director for several prominent hospice organizations including: Hospice Advantage in Union Grove, Wisc., and Elgin, Mercy Health System and Willow Hospice in Plainfield. He also was the JourneyCare site fellowship director for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush Medical Center.

He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ, and graduated with a medical degree from Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana.

About JourneyCare

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 10 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 details, visit journeycare.org.