Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative care can be provided during all stages of serious illness, is offered in both outpatient clinics and inpatient services, and often serves as an extra layer of support along with curative treatment.
Palliative medicine is based on your needs, not on your prognosis. Our team has specialized doctors, advance practice professionals, nurses, social workers, and chaplains all working together to provide support for you and those you love.
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Palliative Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.