Our hospice team is made up of physicians, nurses, social workers, dietary experts, chaplains, volunteers, and other professionals, all with the goal of providing compassionate end-of-life care.
We are proud to have Dr. Michelle M. Buikema, DNP, APRN, NP-C, serving as our Nurse Practitioner for Providence Hospice and Palliative Care. Michelle has worked at Providence Life Services in a variety of roles since 2006, but has worked specifically with our Providence Hospice team since 2013.
Michelle earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Wilkes University. She has served as Past President of the Chicagoland Chapter of Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA) and is a board member of Chicagoland Chapter of HPNA, a member of Sigma Theta Tau-Alpha Omicron Chapter, and is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association.
When she is not working or spending time with her husband and two sons, she enjoys cooking and baking, gardening, and following Notre Dame football.