Supportive Care

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Supportive Care

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Supportive care, also known as palliative care, goes beyond medical treatment.

Our supportive care team goes beyond advanced medical treatments and offers compassionate care to help those facing life-threatening illness cope.

Our mission is to relieve suffering--whatever that means for you. Our supportive and palliative care unit offers services to help you and your loved ones face the complex physical, emotional, social and spiritual problems that often accompany advanced illness.

Supportive Care

The Supportive Care Team is a group of specially trained, dedicated people ready to help you with the issues you may face in dealing with critical illness.

We offer two physicians who are board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, social workers, chaplains, child-life specialists, and counselors from different areas of the hospital also work with the team to ensure ALL needs are met.

The Supportive Care Team works together with patients, families and the other medical teams involved to ensure that quality of life, as defined by each patient and family, is optimized. This is accomplished through goals of care conversations and aggressive symptom management. We want to make sure we determine a care plan that meets your wants and needs all around!

Supportive and palliative care is hospital-based and different from hospice.

We work with you on preparedness planning for the future--you may continue to receive curative treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, while also working with the supportive and palliative care team. However, if necessary we will work with your physician, you and your family members with the transition to hospice if desired.

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