CHICAGO – Unity Hospice of Chicagoland recently added Director of Clinical Services (DCS) Becky Podowski. Area Administrator Chaim Klein made the announcement.
In this role, Podowski will provide management to Unity Hospice clinical staff as well as oversee the delivery of hospice care. In addition, Podowski will play in integral role in making sure the implementation of care exceeds patient and family expectations, all while following hospice regulations as stated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Podowski began her nursing career serving as an oncology nurse in a hospital setting, which prepared her to work in hospice. After becoming accustomed to pain management and the dying process, she began working as a hospice nurse in 2005 where she held clinical supervisory roles.
Prior to fulfilling Unity’s newly implemented DCS role, Podowski served as registered nurse case manager at Unity Hospice of Chicagoland. She began her journey with Unity Hospice at its Greater St. Louis site, where she served area St. Louis patients for nearly two years before making a career change to home health and, eventually, transferring back to her roots with Unity Hospice at its Chicagoland site.
“I love the teamwork that is displayed at Unity Hospice,” stated Podowski. “Our compassion and professionalism shines through the care we deliver each and every day. I am looking forward to leading this remarkable group of nurses and hospice aides.”
Podowski received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in 2003. A South Side native, Podowski currently resides in Matteson, Ill., with her husband and two children.
About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family-owned hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness. The organization offers care of the highest quality by licensed and competent staff in accordance with laws & regulations and accepted standards of practice. With the dedication to make their patients’ final days comfortable, Unity Hospice provides an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family, in which they go above and beyond everyday to meet their needs.