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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.

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JourneyCare In the News

Mokena Messenger – JourneyCare volunteers drive care for hospice, veterans
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Feature on JourneyCare celebrating one year in Mokena.

Daily Herald — Palatine police honor officer in hospice care with retirement ceremony 
Friday, February 5, 2019
More than 60 of Village of Palatine Police Department colleagues came to honor Palatine police officer Mark Dahlem and his loving family at our Barrington CareCenter. As part of the ceremony, Chief Alan Stoeckel presented Officer Dahlem with a retirement plaque for his service from 1995 to 2019.

Quintessential Barrington – The Comforting Angels of SOUL Harbour Ranch
January 2019
Feature on JourneyCare’s partner Soul Harbour Ranch

WLIT Weekly Show – Joseph Matty, President, JourneyCare Foundation Interview – December 10, 2018

Daily Herald – Holiday party for children with illnesses lets families ‘really be with each other’
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Feature on JourneyCare’s annual Holiday Pediatric Party

Daily Herald – Arlington Heights hospice volunteer celebrates lives well lived
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Volunteer Mary McArthur named as ‘Someone to be thankful for” in annual Thanksgiving feature

Daily Herald – JourneyCare names Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Recognizing the achievement of Dr. Mark Grzeskowiak

Chicago Tribune – JourneyCare names Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer
Monday, November 5, 2018
Recognizing the achievement of Dr. Mark Grzeskowiak

Next Avenue – For the dying, music can be magic
Monday, October 22, 2018
JourneyCare Music-Thanatologist Tony Pederson shares how music can transform patient care

Quintessential Barrington – Ruby Gala raises $370,000 for JourneyCare patients
September/October, 2018
A photo spread and recap of JourneyCare’s Ruby Gala fundraiser.

JourneyCare Duck Race raises $21,000 for pediatric patients — Daily Herald
August 25, 2018
The Daily Herald featured a photo spread and article in its Lake and Cook County editions on JourneyCare’s 2018 annual Duck Race and Pool Party.

Hospice organization makes 2 Cubs fans’ dreams come true — ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News
August 24, 2018
JourneyCare was able to make dreams come true for two avid Chicago Cubs fans – 48-year-old Tony Roberson of Chicago and 13-year-old Librado “Lee” Rivera of Berwyn, both JourneyCare patients suffering from degenerative, muscular disorders.

Barrington Courier-Review – Summertime gala in Barrington Hills raises $370,000 for JourneyCare
August 1, 2018
A recap of JourneyCare’s Ruby Gala, which happened June 23 to benefit the agency’s programs.

Quintessential Barrington –Life is a Journey
July/August, 2018
A photo spread and report on JourneyCare’s first educational seminar, Life is a Journey, featuring Dr. Lucy Kalanithi speaking on the importance of Advance Care Planning.

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Press Releases

JourneyCare and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare sign agreement to improve access to high quality, community-based care for those living with advanced illness throughout Illinois
June, 2019

Old-fashioned house calls make a comeback to give frail seniors, seriously ill, access to care
December, 2018

First Look: JourneyCare moves to new home in the heart of Chicago
December, 2018

JourneyCare teams with 93.9 LITE FM for holiday music takeover
November, 2018

JourneyCare named to Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces
November, 2018

JourneyCare names Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer
October, 2018

JourneyCare leaders to ignite innovations in hospice, palliative and serious illness care at NHPI Summit
October, 2018

Hospice, palliative care expertise leading to new healthcare models
October, 2018

Medical house calls resurging in popularity
October, 2018

Vietnam vets from Chicago region to be honored Oct. 6 in Wheaton 
October, 2018

Hospice, palliative care patients head to Wrigley Field
August, 2018

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