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The UniHealth Foundation awarded Good Samaritan Hospital a $300,000 grant to establish an inpatient Palliative Care Program in its intensive care and cardiovascular intensive care units, it was announced Friday.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that provides treatment and relief of pain, symptoms and stress for people with serious illness. It does not replace primary or concurrent treatment but works together with them to improve quality of life for the patient and their family.

“The grant will fund an interdisciplinary team made of existing Good Samaritan Hospital staff members,” according to a hospital statement. “The staff will launch a service for the hospital’s diverse population

The UniHealth Foundation awarded Good Samaritan Hospital a $300,000 grant to establish an inpatient Palliative Care Program in its intensive care and cardiovascular intensive care units, it was announced Friday.

Palliative care is specialized medical care that provides treatment and relief of pain, symptoms and stress for people with serious illness. It does not replace primary or concurrent treatment but works together with them to improve quality of life for the patient and their family.

“The grant will fund an interdisciplinary team made of existing Good Samaritan Hospital staff members,” according to a hospital statement. “The staff will launch a service for the hospital’s diverse population that will improve care by addressing unmet pain and suffering, complex end-of-life issues and incomplete advance care planning.”

—City News Service

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