JourneyCare names Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer

  • Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer,JourneyCare

    Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer,JourneyCare

Mary Beth Sammons
Updated 11/6/2018 7:27 AM

JourneyCare is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Grzeskowiak, MD, HMDC, as Chief Medical Officer.

As part of the executive team, he drives the clinical integrity across the organization's entire continuum of care, brainstorming innovative ways to improve patient experience and achieve better outcomes.


Dr. Grzeskowiak brings deep hospice and palliative care experience and a commitment to improving the quality of healthcare delivery to seriously ill people in all settings. In his new role, he will drive strategy for JourneyCare through the use of meaningful measures to align and standardize quality and patient satisfaction.

"Since joining JourneyCare, Dr. Grzeskowiak has created an innovative structure of expertise-focused medical directors, providing collaborative leadership in inpatient hospice and palliative care, pediatrics, community hospice and palliative care," says Chief Operating Officer Kelly Fischer, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA.

Dr. Grzeskowiak joined JourneyCare in 2014 as medical director and has served as Vice President of Medical Services since 2016. He has provided leadership to field teams, as well as to JourneyCare's Hospice Care Centers in Barrington, Glenview, Woodstock, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

Prior to joining JourneyCare, he served as the medical director for several prominent hospice organizations including: Hospice Advantage in Union Grove, Wisc., and Elgin, Mercy Health System and Willow Hospice in Plainfield. He also was the fellowship director at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush Medical Center.

Dr. Grzeskowiak completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ, and graduated with a medical degree from Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University-Bloomington Indiana.

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