To deliver palliative care services, that aim to relieve suffering, and maintain or improve the quality of life of patients facing serious or life-threatening illness throughout the continuum of care. Through an interdisciplinary team approach, we respect the dignity of each patient and strive to enhance the physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being of the patient and family.
We collaborate with community-based hospice programs who share our mission to provide coordinated, effective and efficient transitions in care regardless of the ability to pay for patients with life-limiting illnesses. We advocate for policies, which ensure quality care for patients with life-threatening illness.
Members of the Palliative Care Team
Advanced Practice Nurse:
- Ancy Jacobs, APN
- Jacalyn Linko, LCSW
- Dirk Labuschagne
- Lisa Fernandez, RN
Activities of the Section of Palliative Medicine
The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Supportive and Palliative Care Service provides interdisciplinary:
- Inpatient consultation at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
- Outpatient consultation in a hospital-based ambulatory clinic
- Home visit assessment
- Collaboration with community-based hospice programs for those patients referred for hospice care.
- Education: As a major teaching institution with academic affiliation with Rush Medical College and other local medical schools and residency programs, we offer a variety of educational activities for various learners.
- M4 medical students can participate in a 2-week palliative medicine rotation (contact for information)
- Residents can participate in a 2 or 4-week palliative medicine rotation.
- The John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is described in the following link.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities with our program and welcome those interested to contact: Jacalyn Linko, LCSW, at (312) 864-4469 for more information.
Orlanda Mackie, MD
1900 W. Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel: (312) 864-4469
Fax: (312) 864-9500