Palliative Medicine is medical care focused on providing comfort for the seriously ill through the relief of symptoms and stress. This type of medical care is useful at any stage of illness and can be provided along with curative treatments. Our work is dedicated to our strong belief that individuals should live well and attain the highest quality of life, regardless of the nature or severity of their illness.
Our Mission is to prevent and relieve suffering, while supporting the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the nature or extent of the disease or the need for other therapies.
We integrate the emotional and spiritual well being of the patient and family into the management of pain and other physical symptoms of illness.
We are here to guide patients and families who are making decisions while working towards their goals throughout their course of illness.
Our team collaborates with professional and informal caregivers in various settings, to ensure coordination, communication and continuity of care across institutional and home care settings.
Our goal is to provide seamless care.
Palliative Medicine Team
- Margaret Kreher, M.D., Interim Medical Director
- Susan A. Glod, M.D.
- Amy M. Westcott, M.D., CMD, FAAHPM
- Michelle C. Freeman, M.D.
- Erica L. Smeltz, CRNP
- Nancy C. Parson, PA-C
- Michelle A. Farnan, RN, MSN, OCN
- Greg Larsh, Ph.D., BCC, Chaplain
- David Simmons, M.Div., Chaplain
- Cody A. Page, Administrative Secretary