CHICAGO – Unity Hospice of Chicagoland recently added Katherine E. Valenta, of La Grange, Ill., to join its premier team of bereavement and spiritual support services. Administrator Chaim Klein made the announcement.
In her new role as bereavement coordinator, Valenta will provide support to families who have lost or have terminally ill loved ones. She will oversee funeral arrangements and counseling as well as schedule support groups and memorial services for families.
Valenta is a La Grange, Ill., native and currently serves patients throughout Chicago’s north side. Prior to joining Unity Hospice, Valenta interned at a domestic violence agency and psychiatric hospital. Additionally, she volunteered at a home healthcare agency and church youth program.
Valenta received her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration on mental health from Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC).
About Unity Hospice
Founded in 1992, Unity Hospice is a family owned and operated hospice and palliative care company committed to providing comprehensive care, support and education to people facing a life-limiting illness, their families and the community. Unity Hospice 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’ 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.