The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System is committed to providing care and comfort to our patients with advanced stages of cancer. We recognize the importance of maximizing the comfort of our patients, while providing appropriate medical care at this point in a patient’s cancer journey. To meet these needs, it is with great anticipation that we have initiated the development and implementation of a Palliative Care Program.

A Palliative Care Advisory Group was formed in December 2010, and through its extensive research and travel a business plan was formulated that was ultimately approved for implementation. The goal is for the Palliative Care program to begin in 2012