Saint Mary's Palliative Care Program is committed to improving the quality of life, comfort and dignity of patients diagnosed with serious illness. Difficult symptoms and functional decline are discussed early on, and patients are supported throughout the course of their illness.
Under the leadership of a board-certified palliative care physician, Saint Mary's Palliative Care Program offers spiritual, emotional and family support. Services include guidance regarding illness and treatment; advanced-care planning; expert treatment of pain, nausea, fatigue, itching and other uncomfortable symptoms; and support for the spiritual, emotional and family functioning aspects of the illness.
Saint Mary's First in Nevada to Receive Advanced Certification
Saint Mary's Palliative Care was recently awarded certification by the Joint Commission, making them the first program in Nevada to be certified and one of 10 programs in the nation. The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for patients, both adult and pediatric, with serious illness.
Saint Mary's Palliative Care is evaluated every two years by the Joint Commission who reviews program standards, clinical practice guidelines and performance measurement activities to ensure a program meets the Advanced Certification criteria. As a certified program, Saint Mary's is a nationally recognized leader for its expertise in developing exemplary Palliative Care programs. The certification also emphasizes patient and family engagement models, processes which support the coordination of care and communication among providers and the use of evidence-based patient care guidelines.
Pediatric Obstetric Neonatal Dedicated Support Program (PONDS)
"Providing Comfort and Support for Children and Families"
Saint Mary's PONDS Program focuses on providing quality of life for children with chronic or serious illness. Our dedicated team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and chaplains work together to offer families a support network to establish comfort, healing and help with decision making. To learn more about the PONDs program, call 775-770-7256.
Saint Mary's Palliative Care- (775) 770-7256