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Buchner Joins Seasons Hospice Team in Illinois

BUCHNER JOINS SEASONS HOSPICE TEAM IN ILLINOIS

CHICAGO, IL – Brad Buchner will be joining the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care team in Illinois as its Executive Director. Buchner brings many years of healthcare experience with him to Seasons, including running the Trauma and Emergency Services department at MacNeal Hospital area for over four years. He is a longtime Illinois resident, and is intimately familiar with the healthcare needs of the Chicagoland community.

Hospice is a philosophy of caring that assists those nearing the end of life. It combines medical, social, spiritual and a focus on restoring dignity and providing a sense of personal fulfillment to the dying.

“Brad is a wonderful addition to the Seasons Hospice team,” said Annemarie Switchulis, President and Chief Operating

Officer for Seasons Hospice. “He is well respected in Illinois as a leader in the healthcare community. We are pleased he

is going to share his talents with the hospice community and the Seasons team.”

“Seasons Hospice has a reputation for high-quality, patient focused care in Illinois.” Said Buchner, “I have experienced this firsthand through the service they provided to my father and family in 2015. Seasons helped us through his passing with grace, poise, and comfort. I am excited to help them continue their mission in this new role.”

 

Seasons Hospice services include:

  • 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.

Seasons Hospice in Illinois is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. In 2015, Seasons Hospice of Illinois provided hospice care to 3,575 patients and their families, and provided palliative care to over 2,000 patients.