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