Palliative Care


Palliative Care at St. Mary's Medical Center is available to assist patients and families at any point during the course of a chronic, serious or life-threatening illness. We work in partnership with your doctor and team during the course of your hospital stay.

We can help patients and their loved ones by:

  • Reducing or controlling pain or debilitating symptoms
  • Counseling patients and families when making medical decisions becomes difficult
  • Listening and providing support through all stages of illness
  • Discussion of treatment choices, including hospice referrals and coordination of in-patient comfort care

Services are offered by a team consisting of the following:

  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Chaplain

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For more information, please speak to your doctor or nurse, or call 415.750.5907.


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