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Our Ministries

Our Ministries

Hospice and Palliative Care

Providing compassionate hospice and palliative care for people is one of the most important ways that we care for patients and families.

Palliative Care clinicians at St. Joseph Health are committed to caring for patients and their loved ones during serious illness through excellent pain and symptom management and psychosocial support.

St. Joseph Health hospice care programs provide end-of-life care that supports the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. This end-of-life care is grounded in the values of respecting the sacredness of life and providing compassionate care to dying and vulnerable persons.

Our Palliative Care Programs

Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients facing serious illness and offers an extra layer of support for families. Specially-trained teams of doctors, advance practice nurses, social workers and chaplains work in partnership with a patient’s physician to provide relief from the pain, side effects and stress that can accompany illness and treatment.

Appropriate at any stage in a serious illness and at any age, palliative care can be provided at the same time as treatments meant to cure the condition or disease.

St. Joseph Health provides palliative care that is consistent with our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice. Our care is aligned with our mission and commitment to provide exemplary whole person care.

Hospice and Palliative care programs are offered throughout our communities, including the following ministries:

Northern California

Southern California

Texas