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Palliative medicine is provided by the Survivorship and Supportive Care Service (SOS). Call for a consult when a patient has advanced life-limiting illness, such as cancer, COPD, ESRD, CHF, or dementia.
We can help patients with:

  • Unacceptable symptom distress
  • Initiation and management of PCA, narcotic pump for chronic cancer pain
  • Patient and family meetings to achieve goals of care
  • Mediating family/patient/team conflict
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary action plans

We can help the team with:

  • Helping to avoid “bounce back” admissions
  • Transitioning to a skilled nursing facility, comfort care plan, or home hospice care

Please remember:

  • We help throughout all stages of any advanced life-limiting illness.
  • We can help patients who are receiving life-prolonging treatments, including chemotherapy and/or radiation.


Hospice is a plan for patients in the final phase of advanced life-limiting illness. Hospice care is provided in many settings, including nursing homes, inpatient facilities, “hospice house” locations, or private homes.

TO CONTACT THE SOS TEAM:

  • Page the Hospital operator at 4-1077
  • Call the SOS/Palliative Care pager at 262-4093

To view a brochure click here.