illness

Palliative Care

What is it?

  • Palliative care is a medical specialty backed by an interdisciplinary team that supports the care of patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.
  • Palliative care treats complex pain and other symptoms, handles intensive patient/family communication and assists with clarification regarding goals of care. 
  • Palliative care supports the staff’s plan of care by making the patient as comfortable as possible at all stages of illness, simultaneously, with curative care or other medical treatment.
  • Palliative care is evidence-based
 

A Physician's Guide to Kaiser Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest

Paths for Recovery, Success through Team Work

Since 1972, our devoted medical specialists and therapists have shared one goal: Help each and every person make the most of their future following a debilitating illness or injury. Services are facilitated through an interdisciplinary and client centered approach.

From the moment a patient arrives, the dedicated Kaiser team comes alongside, tailoring a treatment plan that will measurably improve functional ability and quality of life for the patient and his or her family.

 

Emergency Care

What to Expect When the Unexpected Occurs

You're in good hands at Hillcrest Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED). Our physicians have extensive experience in Emergency Medicine, as well as caring for patients with sudden illness or injury. Our ED nurses have advanced training in trauma, heart disease, pediatrics, and special needs of the elderly.