Adventist Health St. Helena Palliative Care

Providing compassionate care

Living with a serious illness is not easy. There are difficult topics to discuss, treatment options to consider and decisions to make.

Palliative Care is specialized care for people with serious illness provided by our team of specialists in coordination with a patient’s physician. The focus of palliative care is to promote quality of life for patients and their families who are living with a serious illness. Call (707) 963-6419 to request a consult or for more information.

Adventist Health St. Helena Palliative Care Team

The palliative team is comprised of (pictured above left to right) Jody Schultz, NP, Greg Miller, MD, and Susan Raunegger, LCSW. They work collaboratively with clinical staff to provide compassionate care for any stage of illness and to promote quality of life in serious illness. Their services include:

  • Serving as educators and mentors for hospital staff
  • Providing physical, psychological, social and spiritual support to family and patient
  • Facilitating care planning with patient and family to meet multidimensional care needs
  • Assisting patients in establishing goals of care and establishing priorities
  • Encouraging advanced care planning

If you're considering palliative care, below are triggers to identifying the need for a palliative care consult and/or simply more information:

  • Frequent emergency department visits and/or hospital admissions
  • Advance disease, including cancer, dementia and heart, lung or renal disease
  • Poorly-controlled symptoms: physical, psycho-social or spiritual
  • Confusion or family dynamic issues around advanced directive or goals of care

Adventist Health St. Helena Palliative Care
To request consultation or for further information, please call: (707) 963-6419