Palliative Care

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Highland Hospital’s Palliative Care Program provides specialized medical care and support for patients experiencing chronic or terminal illness. Palliative Care focuses on relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The goal of palliative care is to help people live more comfortably and to provide the best possible quality of life for patients and their families.

Palliative Care is offered to patients who are terminally ill, those who are managing a complex, chronic condition, and patients who are focused on recovery. It can be offered in conjunction with curative medical care and all other appropriate forms of medical treatment.

We treat symptoms even in the earliest stages of illness. In addition to treating physical needs, our team provides emotional support, integrating psychological and spiritual healing. In addition, our team is available to answer questions, help coordinate care and treatment, and identify services for patients after their hospital stay. The Palliative Care Program also provides services to families who are coping during a patient’s illness or after a patient’s death.

Highland has provided Palliative Care to hundreds of patients each year. Combined with curative treatment, this service can help patients live longer and spend fewer days in the hospital.



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Our Team

Photo ofChin-Lin Ching, M.D., Director of Palliative Care
Photo of Nicole A. Gise, M.D.
Photo ofRashmi Khadilkar, MD, HMDC
Photo ofMorgan Muldoon, FNP-BC
Photo ofMichelle Sterman, PA-C
Photo ofValerie Vetter, PA
Photo ofKathleen Viterise ANP-C, MSN
Photo ofBrandon Wilcoxson, MD

Our team includes experienced doctors, physician assistants, nurses, social workers and chaplains. Our physicians are specially trained in providing comprehensive palliative care and have all received certification in palliative medicine

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Frequently Asked Questions

Palliative care can help patients navigate chronic illness and offers relief from the associated stress, symptoms, and pain. Read these FAQs to get a better understanding of what Palliative Care is and how it can help.

Frequently Asked Questions about Palliative Care

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Palliative Care

1000 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Geriatric and Medicine Associates
Professional Office Building
990 South Avenue, Suite 207
Rochester, NY 14620

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(585) 341-0888
Fax: (585) 341-8305