Palliative Care


Comfort from a Team of Palliative Care Experts

When facing a serious illness, Munson Healthcare Palliative Care can make you more comfortable and help you achieve a higher quality of life. Our experts bring care and compassion to patients wherever they live across northern Michigan.

At any stage in your treatment, we offer medical management for pain and other debilitating symptoms, as well as counseling and spiritual guidance, help with decision-making, and financial information. As a part of Munson Healthcare, our physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed master social workers, registered nurses, and other providers are experts in palliative care. The full-time medical director and physicians hold certifications in palliative and hospice care.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is for people of any age experiencing the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It is similar to hospice care in many ways, but with some important differences.

Like hospice care, palliative care supports patients whose treatment is complete. But unlike hospice care, palliative care also helps those who still are exploring treatment options or are seeking a cure for their conditions.

The experienced, qualified providers and staff of Munson Healthcare Palliative Care are there to listen and to carefully explain options for you and your family. Ideally, our support begins with your diagnosis and continues throughout your illness and treatment.

Care for All Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Needs

Munson Healthcare Palliative Care helps those with serious illness by offering:

  • Aggressive medical management of pain and other debilitating symptoms (such as breathing difficulties, loss of appetite, or anxiety)
  • Continuity of care (to help achieve the best possible quality of life during illness)
  • Information on treatment and home care options
  • Counseling and supportive care for the social, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families
  • Assistance making decisions about treatments and care goals

We’re Here to Help

If you believe palliative care could help you or a loved one, please discuss this option with your physician. We’re here to provide comfort and care when it’s needed most.

Learn more by calling 800-252-2065 and asking for a Palliative Care team member.