Mount Carmel Palliative Care Service is one of eight exemplary palliative care programs in the United States designated as Palliative Care Leadership Centers (PCLCs). PCLCs provide intensive training and mentoring to other hospitals that would like to develop their own palliative care programs or jump-start or expand existing programs.
In addition to the proprietary PCLC core curriculum, Mount Carmel offers participants access to three hospital-based palliative care programs, clinical and financial database training, staffing ideas, billing instruction, quality improvement programs, transition management between hospital and hospice; hospital and long term care; and effective interface with Emergency Departments and ICUS. A year of post training mentoring on palliative care program planning and implementation from Mount Carmel's PCLC faculty is an important aspect of the program. Mount Carmel has trained over 160 health systems across the United States.