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Hospice and Palliative Care for Clinicians & Professionals

While Gundersen Hospice and Palliative Care benefit patients in distinct ways and at different points in a person's life, both types of care share a commitment to serving you and your patient. Hospice and Palliative Care prioritize:

  • Collaborating with you and your staff to help meet the needs of your patient and their family.
  • Communicating clearly and efficiently, keeping you updated on your patient's condition, while avoiding major interruptions to your workflow.
  • Empowering your patient and their family to improve their quality of life.

Provider/staff resources

  • Palliative and Hospice Education - 15-minute online tutorial outlining the similarities, differences, services, eligibility criteria and more.
  • Palliative and Hospice Overview - Reference sheet covering the information in the online tutorial.
  • Hospice Disease Specific Eligibility Tool (use Internet Explorer or download the PDF) - Reference tool for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) disease-specific criteria
  • Staff Guide to Transitional Services - Guide to Gundersen services available to those with chronic illness (Advance Care Planning, Palliative, Hospice Care, Care Coordination, and Spiritual Care). Information includes: conversation starters, program/department description, services provided, when to consider these programs, eligibility and payment.
what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

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