Seasons Hospice Opens New Inpatient Hospice Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital

New unit will be the only inpatient hospice center on the North Side of Chicago 

 Swedish Covenant Hospital has partnered with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care to open a new inpatient hospice center at the hospital. This new inpatient care center is designed to be a calm and serene place for Seasons’ hospice patients to stay while their pain and symptoms are being managed or while their family is getting respite.

 Hospice care is typically provided in the comfort of the patient’s home or place of residence. However, in some cases, pain or symptoms cannot be adequately managed in the home setting. In these cases the patient may benefit from a short-term stay at the Seasons Hospice Inpatient Center at Swedish Covenant Hospital, where Seasons’ expert teams can help provide advanced care to ease acute symptoms.

The new inpatient center offers a comfortable environment where families can visit with their loved ones while Seasons helps to bring their symptoms and pain under control. The center features 10 private rooms and one semi-private room, each furnished and newly renovated with comfortable décor and amenities.

The unit is in the Hospital’s Anderson Pavilion building, at California and Winona Avenues, and is open to families 24/7 so that they may spend time with their loved one during this time of care.

“We are pleased to partner with Swedish Covenant Hospital to open this new unit which will be the only inpatient hospice center on the north side of Chicago,” said Todd Stern, CEO of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. “Our goal was to have the center feel as much like ‘home’ as possible for our patients and their families, and to align with Swedish Covenant Hospital in offering this service to the community.”

Both Seasons and Swedish recognized the need for inpatient hospice care on the north side of Chicago, and plans are underway to begin admitting patients in September, once necessary approvals have been granted.

“Having an inpatient hospice unit at our hospital enables our patients to remain in their community throughout the continuum of their care, and continue their relationships with our staff and physicians,” said Anthony Guaccio, President and CEO of Swedish Covenant Hospital. “We are pleased to be able to partner with Seasons to provide this valuable service to our community.” 

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care services include:

  • Symptom management
  • Spiritual care programs to meet the needs of patients and loved ones.
  • Namaste Care, which improves quality of life through activities that stimulate the senses, promote relaxation and offer comfort and serenity.
  • Board Certified Music Therapists that harness the power of music to reduce anxiety and pain while connecting people to some of their happiest memories.
  • Bereavement services and counseling for the family members of patients for up to 13 months after death as needed.

 Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Chicago is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

For more information, please visit www.swedishcovenant.org

About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Founded in 1997, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is the largest privately-owned hospice provider in the nation. Seasons offers high-quality compassionate care in 19 states through our 26 Medicare-certified programs and 18 Hospice Inpatient Centers. In 2016, Seasons caregivers served more than 27,000 patients. For more information, visit www.seasons.org.

About Swedish Covenant Hospital

Swedish Covenant Hospital is Chicago’s leading independent, nonprofit teaching hospital. Using some of the most advanced technology and procedures available, our board-certified physicians and providers offer over 50 specialties in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Swedish Covenant Hospital is an award-winning and Magnet-recognized® facility, offering world-class services with the compassion of a local-community based organization

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