Kingsbrook's Palliative Care Program
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center initiated a Palliative Care Program in
August of 2007 in an effort to meet the needs of an adult population facing
The Palliative Care Program at Kingsbrook is one of few programs of its
kind in Brooklyn whose mission is to deliver the highest quality of care
to patients and families facing serious illness. Palliative care is the
medical care focused on relief of pain, other distressing symptoms, and
stress of serious illness – whatever the diagnosis. The goal is
to help people live comfortably, prevent and relieve suffering, and provide
the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Our
team of specialized, compassionate experts includes a Physician, Nurse
Practitioner, Social Worker, Clinical Pharmacist and Chaplains, to make
sure that all of our patients concerns are addressed.
The program serves as a consultation service for Kingsbrook Jewish Medical
Center and its on-site, long-term care nursing facility, Rutland Nursing
Home. Dr. Sarita Patel is the director of this program and is Board-Certified
in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The Palliative Care Program coordinates an
Annual Celebration of Life event, enabling family and friends to come together in an effort to remember
their loved ones and to celebrate their life and accomplishments.
The program is supported in part by the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels
Foundation, Inc. For information, call 718-604-5248.