Nicole Perry manages and coordinates care for patients and families in northwest suburbs, overseeing a team of 15 nurses, C.N.As, social workers and chaplains.
Nicole joined JourneyCare in 2011 and has worked in the Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter, in the All About Kids pediatric care program and with several adult field teams. She has been a hospice field team manager for the past three years. In 2013, Nicole was honored with JourneyCare’s Award for Quality, Care and Innovation, which annually recognized both a clinical and non-clinical employee whose work ethic and ability to create and implement meaningful programs that directly impacted quality of care.
Previously, Nicole was a social worker with Presbyterian Homes, where she created a program to address end-of-life care for nursing home patients and their families, while providing increased staff education and support on end-of-life care needs.
An active speaker at professional conferences, Nicole recently presented “Social Workers as Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Care” and co-presented “Don’t Change the Wine Back to Water...Can We Bring Back the Good Ole Days of End of Life Care?” at the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) General Assembly in Chicago. She has also presented at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) State Conference and at IL-HPCO’s Annual Conference.
Nicole earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Bradley University.