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January 31, 2018

Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana Names 2017 Employee of the Year

Merrillville, Ind. – Unity Hospice of Northwest Indiana proudly names Joy Mercer as the 2017 recipient of the Employee of the Year Award. Mercer began her journey with Unity Hospice as a volunteer in 2015. A year later, she became a paid employee serving as a certified nursing assistant. In this role, Mercer assists the…

January 16, 2018

Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis Names Three Employee of the Year Recipients for 2017

ST. LOUIS – Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis proudly names Community Relations Representative Dawn Whitmire and Administrative Assistants Christina Penberthy and Emily Hawley as the 2017 recipients of the Employee of the Year Award for the local office. Whitmire, of Granite City, Ill., began working with Unity Hospice nearly 15 years ago as a…

January 3, 2018

Unity Hospice Founder & CEO Featured in Voyage Chicago Magazine

Unity Hospice Founder & CEO Michael Klein weighed in on his experience starting his own hospice company – and how it has come to be what it is today, in a recent article published by Voyage Chicago Magazine. 25 years ago, Mr. Klein was a successful young lawyer who sought purpose and service in his…

December 26, 2017

Unity Hospice Names Joe Green Lead Chaplain for Chicagoland

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…

December 22, 2017

Unity Hospice Employees Give the Gift of Giving with Hoyleton Ministries’ Christmas Angels Program

Collinsville, Ill. – There is nothing quite like the gift of giving, especially around Christmas. This holiday season, Unity Hospice continued their partnership with Hoyleton Ministries, of Hoyleton, Ill., by again participating in their annual Christmas Angels program, continuing a 15 year tradition. Christmas Angels is a subset of Hoyleton’s Puentes de Esperanze, a division…

November 20, 2017

Unity Hospice Celebrates 25 Years of Delivering Quality Hospice Care

Skokie, Ill. – Unity Hospice is excited to announce its 25th anniversary of serving patients and families in the Midwest. 25 years ago, Michael Klein, now president & CEO of Unity Hospice, was a successful young lawyer who sought purpose and service in his work. He wanted to come home each night with the knowledge…

November 17, 2017

Unity Hospice Honored as One of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2017

CHICAGO – Unity Hospice has been named by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicagoland’s “Top Workplace” for 2017, the third time they have received this honor. Additionally, Unity Hospice was among the top five small businesses to score highest in “meaningfulness”, meaing a broader sense of purpose in their work. According to the Chicago…

October 25, 2017

Unity Hospice Chaplains Reflect on their Experiences in Providing Spiritual Care

Hospice takes on a holistic approach to health care as it revolves around the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families. While some of our skilled professionals tend to a patient’s physical and psycho-social needs, others tend to the spirit – this responsibility lies in the hands of the hospice chaplain. In…

October 12, 2017

Unity Hospice Selected as a Winner of NHPCO’s 2017 Creative Arts Contest

Earlier this summer, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association (NHPCO) held its annual Creative Arts Contest – an awareness campaign that invited hospices across the country to submit entries in the form of photo, blog or poetry, that illustrate how hospice creates meaningful moments for patients and families in their communities. The theme for…

September 29, 2017

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland’s Community Musician a Recipient of AARP’s 50@50+ Illinois

CHICAGO – Joyce Renee Walker, community musician for Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, was honored by AARP Illinois and Crain’s Custom Media as a recipient of its 50@50+ Illinois Award. According to AARP Illinois State President Rosanna Marquez, the 50@50+ Illinois Award honors Illinois residents 50+ years old who think outside the box and go the extra…