Inpatient Palliative Care Units
Mount Sinai Beth Israel was the first hospital in Manhattan to establish a palliative care inpatient unit. The Weiner Family Palliative Care Unit, part of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital, opened in June 2011 as a place where patients and families can be together, and which offers amenities that enable them to spend sacred time with one another. At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, our unit provides inpatient palliative care services in downtown Manhattan.
Our palliative care consultation teams are available to all patients admitted to hospitals within our health system and to children admitted to the Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital to provide an added layer of support to patients, their families, and their healthcare providers. Our palliative care teams include palliative medicine specialist physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, registered nurses, physicians receiving additional training in palliative medicine (post-graduate fellows), licensed massage therapists, yoga specialists, art therapists, and child life specialists.
There are many reasons to request a palliative care consultation. They include:
- Close communication
- Expert treatment of pain and other distressing symptoms such as breathlessness or nausea
- Help navigating the health care system
- Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
- Emotional and spiritual support for you and your family
- Counseling/guidance about care options in the face of serious illness