The Steward Center for Palliative Care utilizes a nationally recognized model which sets the highest standard for excellence in the provision of palliative services in our community. Palliative care is meant to ease symptom burden and promote quality of life. Our model of care ensures maximum benefit for patients who have been diagnosed with a serious, progressive illness like congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease, cancer or dementia by using best practice standards for care. The Steward Center for Palliative Care adheres to national quality standards and implements strategies to follow patients throughout the continuum of their care. This evidence based, multidisciplinary approach integrates your current team of specialists: your primary care physician, a board-certified palliative care physician, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and dieticians. This team treats and manages your symptoms within the four corners of wellness: physical, social, psychological and spiritual. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that palliative care improves quality of life and helps those living with a serious illness to live longer, especially when it is a fixture throughout the continuum of a patient’s care.
Please reach us during business hours at 912.354.8014 for assistance or more information. Providers can fax referrals and medical records to Fax: 912.298.0311.