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Former Passages Hospice Employees Face Prison, Fines

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org The former owner of Passages Hospice and its director of nursing will be sentenced for their part in a multi-year, multi-million dollar Medicare scheme. Seth Gillman, 47, an attorney and founder of now-shuttered Passages, pled guilty to one count of health care fraud in an Illinois federal court on Friday. The for-profit hospice company is accused of […]

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Medical Marijuana Program For Illinois Patients Begins

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Nearly 3,300 Illinois patients and caregivers with state-issued ID cards will be able to legally purchase medical marijuana on Monday for the first time. Eight dispensaries are authorized to start selling cannabis, program director Joseph Wright told The Associated Press. The number is expected to grow to a dozen dispensaries by the end of the month […]

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Newly Merged Hospice Gets Familiar Name

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Illinois’ largest nonprofit hospice network has revealed its new name: JourneyCare. Chicago-based Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, Barrington-based JourneyCare and Glenview-based Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter merged in June. Sarah Bealles, president and CEO of JourneyCare, said she hopes the change will “enhance their services” and allow for a wider away of programs and resources […]

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