Mount Carmel Palliative Care provides pain and symptom management for patients with advanced illness. Using an expert, interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians, chaplains and other specially trained staff, we work with patients and their families to provide assistance and counsel on the physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of serious illness.
The program includes a Palliative Medicine Consultation Service and Acute Palliative Care Units at Mount Carmel East, West and St. Ann's. The Acute Palliative Care Units provide daily palliative care and a forum for treating symptoms, assessing needs and making personal decisions about treatment choices. The Palliative Medicine Consultation Service assesses and treats pain and other symptoms, helps patients and their families determine treatment options, anticipate future healthcare needs and consider the possible course an illness may take.
One of the first in the United States to offer hospital-based palliative care (Mount Carmel began providing palliative care in 1997) and one of the most comprehensive, Mount Carmel is one of eight exemplary palliative care programs in the U.S. designated as Palliative Care Leadership Centers and is actively involved in teaching other hospitals how to develop their own palliative care programs.
Donations to Palliative Care are accepted through the Mount Carmel Foundation. If you would like to make a donation, click here. Be sure to select Hospice/Palliative Care from the drop down list when prompted about what you would like your gift to benefit.