Palliative Care

Palliative care is a medical specialty backed by an interdisciplinary team that supports the care of patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses. We treat complex pain and other symptoms, handle intensive patient/family communication and assists with clarification regarding goals of care. We support the staff’s plan of care by making the patient as comfortable as possible at all stages of illness, simultaneously, with curative care or other medical treatment.

Palliative care is evidence-based medical treatment that has been shown to significantly lower pain and discomfort, improve patient outcomes and boost patient and family satisfaction while freeing the staff from time-consuming coordination and support.

  • Palliative care is not an alternative to curative treatment.
  • Patients benefit from palliative care before, during and after curative or life-prolonging care.
  • Palliative care is not hospice.

Consult Palliative Care

Contact the Hillcrest Information Desk by dialing 918.579.1000 or "0" within the hospital to obtain the pager number for the on-call palliative practitioner.

Perinatal Palliative Care

For more information on Perinatal Palliative Care, please visit our Silas Program