Author Archives: Robert Sawicki, MD

Dr. Robert Sawicki is the Senior Vice President of Supportive Care for OSF HealthCare. He has led efforts to develop and improve care for patients with chronic illnesses and has a special interest in end-of-life care and hospice. He also serves as Medical Director forOSF Hospice - Eastern Region.

Dr. Sawicki received his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, and completed his residency in family medicine in Rockford. He practiced family medicine in Bloomington, Illinois for 20 years before becoming Medical Director for OSF Home Care Services. He was named Senior Vice President of OSF Supportive Care in 2011.

Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Contributed by: Jean Kriz, MD – Emergency Medicine/Palliative Care, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Like most emergency physicians, I was drawn to emergency medicine by the opportunity to save lives and stomp out disease. Emergency medicine, by its very nature, makes me a “jack of all trades” and a specialist in resuscitation and stabilization.  Resuscitation […]