Palliative Care

At The Mount Sinai Hospital, our palliative care staff is committed to providing quality care for patients with serious illnesses and their families. We work closely with your primary doctor and offer 24-hour availability and social services support for both patients and families in the community as well as those throughout the hospital. Our hospital teams are staffed with 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. We’re also supported by additional services like a chaplain, registered nurses, massage therapists, yoga specialist, and an art therapist. We are focused on delivering quality care through our inpatient and outpatient services.

Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit

The mission of the Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit–the only one of its kind in Manhattan–is to provide high quality, compassionate care for hospital patients and families facing serious illness. We believe that beauty, quiet, light, privacy and a clinical staff specially trained to meet the needs of our patients are important to healing. Our team is focused on ensuring that:

  • Your pain and other symptoms are expertly treated
  • You are provided with the necessary information about your illness, your treatment choices, and your doctor’s opinions so that you stay in control of your care
  • You and your family’s emotional, spiritual, and practical needs are supported
  • You and your family receive the help you need to organize your care both in and out of the hospital

Our specialized unit gives patients and families a safe haven to regain control, regroup, and work with our team to develop a safe and supportive plan for leaving the hospital. We work with you to ensure that these plans not only address your medical needs but also you and your family’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as well.

The unit consists of 14-private patient rooms with picture windows, most overlooking Central Park. Two rooms are available for patients who need more intensive monitoring. Other amenities for families include:

  • Comfortable living room-style common area
  • Kitchen/pantry
  • Quiet room for private discussions
  • Bathroom with showers

Outpatient Services 

The outpatient services at The Mount Sinai Hospital are provided by a team doctors, nurses, and social workers who are dedicated to helping you cope with the effects of treatment. We offer outpatient care even if you have not been in the hospital. Our outpatient service focuses on offering relief to patients and families from the symptoms and stress of a prolonged illness.

Our outpatient team provides:

  • Pain, symptom and stress management
  • Emotional support
  • Social services
  • Assistance with medical care and decisions
  • Consultations with doctors, nurses, and social workers

You will have the ability to spend time discussing your diagnosis and treatment concerns with doctors. We are here to understand your personal goals to give you more control over your care.