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Palliative Care Now Available at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Published: March 21, 2022

Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital has added palliative care to its range of services.

The hospital began offering the specialty in October and has held 146 palliative care consultations since then, according to Claudia Bohn, communications and public relations director for Methodist Health System.

Palliative care is for people with complex, life-limiting illness, according to the health system’s website. Patients who may benefit include those with cancer, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney failure, liver failure, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and stroke.

“There has been a need for quite a while at Jennie Edmundson, and I think there’s a need at all hospitals,” said Jenna Eich, nurse practitioner and palliative care team lead.

The Daily Nonpareil: Palliative care available at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital