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
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: