The Palliative Medicine Service at White Plains Hospital is an extra layer of support for you and your family members who are living and adjusting to life with serious illness. Our team provides comprehensive care that focuses on improving quality of life and reducing suffering at any stage of illness, regardless of diagnosis, prognosis or age.
Patients who are cared for by palliative medicine teams typically have fewer emergency room visits, shorter hospital stays and better results from medical care. They also have higher levels of satisfaction with their entire healthcare experience.
Palliative care can begin at the time of diagnosis or at any time during illness, at the same time as treatment intended to cure or control disease. It differs from hospice care, which is recommended after treatment is stopped, and when life expectancy is thought to be six months or less.
The Palliative Medicine Service has no time limit for working with you.
We provide practical advice that helps you get through treatment, as well as day-to-day to support for you and your family by spending time talking with you about how your illness and the treatments impact your life.
Our team is here to work with your other doctors to help you be successful and develop a plan that supports you in the hospital and after discharge.