Palliative Care

Palliative Care

When people are facing a serious or life-limiting illness, they're also facing difficult decisions about how to manage the symptoms that can come with it. Thankfully palliative care specializes in doing just that, and Mount Carmel has one of the nation's leading programs.

Mount Carmel Palliative Care offers a full continuum of palliative care from the diagnosis of a serious illness through the end of life with our tenured hospice program. Our specially trained, interdisciplinary team, which includes board-certified physicians and advanced practice nurses, works closely and collaboratively with patients, families and other healthcare providers to manage chronic disease both inside the hospital and out in the community.

And because Palliative Medicine is a fully integrated service line at Mount Carmel, we work in partnership with other medical specialties like Cardiology, Oncology and Neurology to provide complete chronic disease management. The result is seamless, comprehensive, personal palliative care.

The program includes a Palliative Medicine Consultation Service and Acute Palliative Care Units at Mount Carmel East, Grove City 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.

For more information about palliative care at Mount Carmel, call 614-234-0200.

Donations to Palliative Care are accepted through the Mount Carmel Foundation. Be sure to select Hospice/Palliative Care from the drop down list when prompted about what you would like your gift to benefit. Make your donation to the Mount Carmel Foundation today.