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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.
Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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