Leading with heart
Bringing a wealth of expertise and a passion for healthcare, Kimberly Hobson has been named JourneyCare President and CEO this fall.
Hobson served for four years as a member of the JourneyCare Board of Directors, most recently as vice chair, and joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer in July 2019. She was named CEO in September.
“I believe in this organization with all of my heart and the impact our teams make on the lives of our patients, families and the community,” Hobson said. “Each person at JourneyCare brings important talents and, together, we will charge forward to emerge as an even stronger organization.”
In her role, Hobson will lead JourneyCare in its mission to enrich the lives of patients and their families across the Chicago region through expert, compassionate care. JourneyCare provides services that include hospice, home health, palliative care, in-home primary care and chronic care management to thousands of patients and families living with serious illness, as well as supportive programs like grief support, volunteer services and We Honor Veterans.
Hobson joins JourneyCare from University of Chicago Medicine, where she served as Executive Director of The SouthSide Healthcare Collaborative and Strategic Affiliations. She has also served in a variety of leadership positions at Advocate Health Care, Mercy Hospital and Humana Health Plan. Hobson earned her master’s of business administration from Purdue University and is a graduate of the Chicago Management Institute at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
“We are thrilled to have Kimberly’s caliber of talent and leadership,” Anne Miller, JourneyCare Board of Directors Chair, said. “Her leadership will help JourneyCare preserve its strong foundation and bright future in caring for the community it is so privileged to serve.”