Palliative care is a specialized medical field that helps people who have
been diagnosed with a serious, progressive illness. It is appropriate
at any age and at any stage of an illness. It is important to know that
palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment.
We focus on a whole-person treatment approach for the physical, psychological,
social and spiritual aspects of an illness, providing patients with relief
from the symptoms, pain, and stress. The goal is to maximize quality of
life for both the patient and their family.
To meet with a palliative care team member, please ask your doctor to order
a palliative care consult. For further information, contact the Palliative
Care Department at: (626) 397-3737.
Meet Our Team
Huntington Hospital provides a team that includes a physician, nurse, chaplain
and social worker who work together, providing extensive support to these
patients and families. When a patient is seriously ill, there are many
factors to consider including pain management and decision making. Our
team assists in the management of pain and other symptoms, and with medical
situations that can be difficult to navigate.