A long-term illness, such as diabetes or COPD or congestive heart failure, doesn't just affect your health. It affects every aspect of your life. MultiCare Palliative Care services provides additional care for you during your treatment, and helping to ease any suffering caused by a life-threatening or life-limiting illness.
You can get palliative care at the same time you get treatments that are meant to cure you.
MultiCare’s Palliative care services are currently available while you are in the hospital.
How We Help
When you are in the hospital, our experienced palliative care team can:
Palliative care isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Patients have many different illnesses and injuries. We realize every patient and family has different goals and values, and so we create a different goal-oriented care plan for each patient.
To help guide us in creating the right plan for each you, we’ll ask you and your family questions like:
Our Palliative Care Team
Our team includes experienced health care providers with special training in palliative care, including doctors who are board-certified in palliative medicine, social workers, nurses and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs).
Is Palliative Care Right for You?
Your doctor may ask us to help with your medical care while you are in the hospital. If your doctor hasn’t requested our help, and you think you might benefit from palliative care services, ask your doctor for a referral when you are in the hospital.
Medicare and most insurance carriers cover palliative care consults.
MultiCare Palliative Care
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center: 253-545-2807
MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital: 253-697-2861
MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital: 253-403-3087
Megan Clarke, MSW
Kathleen Hurlow, MD
Jessica Kuculyn, MSW
Lori Olson, MN, RN, CHPN
Emily Pinzur, MSW
Tauri Wicklund, ARNP