CHICAGO – Unity Hospice recently promoted Evanston Resident Rev. Joe Green, MABS, to Lead Chaplain of its Chicagoland office.
Green has been with Unity Hospice for seven years, serving as a Chaplain for patients experiencing the end of life. In his new role as Lead Chaplain, Green will provide leadership and support to the spiritual care team, as well as continue to develop quality spiritual care for hospice patients and families that meets Unity Hospice’s standard of excellence in care.
Green is especially passionate about advancing the contribution and awareness of the value of professional hospice chaplaincy within the medical community, and to the community at large.
“We are very happy to have Joe Green in this new role as our Lead Chaplain,” states Unity Hospice Director of Support Services Judith Mintz, LCSW. “The additional opportunities for support, training, and leadership that this position affords him will greatly benefit the team, our patients and their families.”
Prior to working with Unity Hospice, Green served as a church pastor for nearly 20 years. He also spent much of his career, prior to his seminary education, in business. A native of Texas, Green received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in accounting from Texas Tech University. He later received his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, then went on to complete his residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Rush University Medical Center. When he completed his residency program in 2010, palliative care was emerging as its own theory of care. It was during that time period that Green discovered his calling for hospice chaplaincy.
About Hospice Chaplaincy
Hospice care originates from a holistic approach to health care as it revolves around the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families. While some skilled professionals tend to a patient’s medical, physical and psychosocial needs, others tend to the spirit – this responsibility lies in the hands of the hospice chaplain.
The hospice chaplain is an integral member of the hospice team, taking part in assessing and caring for a patient’s spiritual needs. Since many people turn toward spirituality for comfort and peace at end of life, the care and counseling provided by a hospice chaplain is vital in helping patients.
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, those who care for them 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. More information can also be found on the company’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages.