Palliative Care & Hospice at St. Joseph Health Medical Group
At St. Joseph Health Medical Group, we want to achieve the best quality
of life for patients suffering from long-term illness, providing comfort
to manage pain and symptoms. Our services begin upon diagnosis and continue
for as long as a patient needs support for their condition. We provide
comprehensive care to patients and their families by helping them cope
with chronic illness and the bereavement process. From advance care planning
to pain relief support, our team of compassionate providers are devoted
to caring for the patient’s mind, body and spirit.
Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses
and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors
to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and
at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative
Hospice care is also focused on providing comfort to patients, but care
begins after patients no longer have curative treatment options.