Angels Grace Hospice & Palliative Care, Illinois

Marilyn Colley, RN

Marilyn ColleyMarilyn S. Colley started as an Oncology Nurse with a dream to become a Hospice Nurse, which she has been since 1994.

She was certified as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse “CHPN” in 1996.

“Hospice was always my heart’s desire. Both my parents died too young of cancer. They died before hospice was available in the US (prior to 1983). They both died in pain and with no support to our family. It breaks my heart that anyone would have to die that way. We know so much more now about end-of-life care.

“It is always such an honor and privilege to be allowed into a patient’s home and life when they are really doing the work of saying goodbye. We get one change to make a difference.

“We employ highly trained professional who also have a passion for hospice and then support them so they can do the work we are called to do.”