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Palliative Care Programs

Palliative Care Programs

Palliative care improves the quality of life for patients facing serious illness and offers an extra layer of support for families. Specialty-trained teams of physicians, advance practice and registered nurses, physician's assistants, social workers, chaplains, and more work in partnership with a patient’s physician to provide relief from the pain, side effects and stress that can accompany illness and treatment.

Appropriate at any stage in a serious illness and at any age, palliative care can be provided at the same time as treatments meant to cure the condition or disease.

Providence St. Joseph Health provides palliative care that is consistent with our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. Our care is aligned with our mission and commitment to provide exemplary whole person care.

The Palliative Practice Group (PPG) supports development and expansion of palliative care teams and initiatives throughout the Providence enterprise. Providing best practice expertise, education and tailored guidance to individual teams and leadership at the ministry, regional and enterprise level continues to demonstrate higher quality outcomes and reduced costs in overall health care by focusing on four pillars:

Access: Create a unified strategy across the Providence system to enhance equity in access to the highest quality of care for all our patients.

Culture: Palliative care is integrated and aligned with all key service lines to ensure goal alignment and patient-centered approaches are the standard of care for all plans of care, irrespective of diagnosis or prognosis.

Quality: Patients can expect a consistently exceptional experience with palliative care services at all Providence ministries that meets or exceeds national standards and best known practices.

Future: Actively engaged in growth and development of the Palliative Care service line and workforce to strengthen sustainability of the specialty and grow patient access across all settings.

Palliative care programs are offered throughout our communities, including the following ministries:


Northern California

Southern California


  • Providence Western Montana Palliative Care Services




  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center

  • Providence Centralia Hospital, Outpatient Palliative Care Services

  • Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

  • Providence Southwest Washington Service Area: Providence St. Peter Hospital

  • Providence Sacred Heart Women’s and Children’s Hospital

  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center - Walla Walla

  • Spokane Area Providence Supportive Care Services: Providence Holy Family Hospital

  • Swedish Medical Center - First Hill & Cherry Hill Campuses

  • Swedish Palliative Care & Symptom Management Clinic – Edmonds

  • Swedish Palliative Care & Symptom Management Clinic - First Hill

  • Swedish Palliative Care Regional Team