Ellen served as Associate Vice President of AMITA Health Palliative Care for 10 years. Under her leadership, AMITA Health received the Illinois Hospital Association 2015 Tim Phillips Award for Excellence in Palliative Care. Ellen was a member of the Ascension Health Palliative Care Advisory Council linking local initiatives and optimizing access to strategic plans of the larger health system. She works to advance palliative medicine throughout the continuum of care including post-acute care partners, and is actively engaged in addressing the palliative medicine work force shortage. She has presented nationally and internationally related to clinical topics with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary partners in palliative care.