Palomar Health, Elizabeth Hospice and Lightbridge Partnership

In 2015 Palomar Health, Elizabeth Hospice, and LightBridge Medical Associates combined our expertise and experience to create an unprecedented inpatient Palliative Care program at Palomar Health that we are confident will produce exceptional quality of care to the communities we serve.  We believe this new three-way collaboration will bring a comprehensive and robust palliative care program where palliative care physicians from LightBridge and The Elizabeth Hospice are available 24/7 to consult with patients both on site and through on call services. This means a palliative care physician from either organization will be available to discuss treatment options at all times in order to provide the best care plan for the patient, with comfort as a top priority.

While medical advances have provided great benefit to some, many people with serious illness can still experience physical and emotional distress, as well as lack of alignment between their personal values and goals and the medical care they receive.  Multiple studies have shown that specialized palliative care services address these needs in a way that usual care does not. With a focus on defining and adhering to patients’ goals of care, managing pain and symptoms, addressing psychosocial and spiritual issues, and coordinating care among multiple providers and settings, palliative care improves the quality of life and experience of care for people with advanced illness.  Research shows that people often live longer when they receive palliative care along with other treatments focused on treating their illness. 

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