The URMC Palliative Care Program offers opportunities for patients and families to receive palliative care consultation services in a variety of clinical settings, as well as the potential to receive a home-based consultation for selected palliative care and hospice patients within Monroe County.
Once a consultation request has been received, treatment coordination begins.
Palliative care can be provided in Strong Memorial Hospital on the new Sussman Palliative Care Inpatient Unit, the only hospital-based, dedicated palliative care unit in the region.
Palliative care consultations can also be provided anywhere else in the hospital, including the Emergency Department. Consultations are also provided for outpatients in a variety of settings including the Wilmot Cancer Center, the Ambulatory Care Building, as well as in the patient’s own home.
Additionally, members of the URMC Palliative Care team can also serve as a patient’s attending physician for patients who transition to hospice care and are treated outside the hospital in their own homes, hospice houses, the Hildebrandt Center, or area nursing homes including the Palliative Care Center at St. Anne’s.