Our Breast Cancer Recovery Program is based on a strong partnership between each patient's health care team and access to the most current medical information. The program educates and assists patients and their families, enabling them to make the best decisions related to breast cancer management. For more information, call (773) 878-8200, ext 5437.
Cancer Wellness Center
Swedish Covenant Hospital partners with the Cancer Wellness Center, located in Northbrook, Illinois, to offer psychological support, education and empowerment to those affected by cancer. For more information, call (847) 509-9595 or visit www.cancerwellness.org.
The CarePartner program at Swedish Covenant Hospital provides patients with a better, more effective communication strategy. Participating patients choose one person, a CarePartner, and give them the authority to discuss their medical specifics with physicians. Ask your caregiver for more information on the CarePartner program.
Gilda's Club is a free support community for men, women and children of all ages living with cancer, as well as their families and friends. Through our affiliation with Gilda's Club Chicago, we offer a place where patients can get continued support. For more information, call (312) 464-9900 or visit www.gildasclubchicago.org.
Korean Cancer Support Group
This group meets at Korean-Lakeview Presbyterian Church in Niles on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. For more information, please contact Stephen Chang, one of the hospital's chaplains, at (773) 878-8200 ext. 5365.
Look Good...Feel Better
One of the most important aspects of treating cancer is the healing process — emotional, psychological and spiritual. Look Good...Feel Better is a step-by-step program to assist cancer patients with appearance and health concerns during treatment. The program provides guidelines for skin care, makeup maintenance, new hair looks and caring for your nails. The American Cancer Society partners with the hospital by donating new wigs to patients who experience hair loss during treatments. For many patients, following these recommendations helps maintain uplifted spirits. For more information, call (773) 878-8200, ext. 5437 or visit www.cancer.org.
Sometimes it may be hard to decide what choice is truly in the patient's best interest, or what course of treatment best reflects what a patient wants. Uncertainty can make choices difficult. Medical Ethics means going through the process of determining what is the "best" or "right" thing to do when you are uncertain, when the choices and their consequences are not evident—and when those involved disagree about what to do. To learn more about Medical Ethics or to schedule a consultation, call (773) 878-8200, ext. 1662 or visit Medical Ethics >
Palliative means to "make less severe or intense; to relieve." Swedish Covenant Hospital's Palliative Care team of professionals is available to formulate the best treatment plan focused on increasing comfort and quality of life based on the patient's choices, values, religious beliefs and culture. For more information, call (773) 878-8200, ext. 5526 or visit Palliative Care >
The Pastoral Care Department provides spiritual care for patients, families and staff. Through their ministry, chaplains offer compassion, hope and a healing presence to those experiencing difficult times. For more information, call (773) 878-8200, ext. 5365 or visit Spiritual Services >
Social workers at Swedish Covenant Hospital offer counseling and a wealth of information regarding community resources for patients and families experiencing a transition in their lives. Our social workers not only look at the person, but examine the emotional, physical and social components of their life and how they function within their environment. This examination helps our social workers offer individualized services to patients. To learn more, call (773) 878-8200, ext. 1607, or visit Social Services >