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NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospice promotes the health of the North Shore community by employing modern technology and expertise. The delivery of health care for our patients is provided in a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory health care settings. Significant support for residents who may not be able to pay the entire cost of their care is an integral part of this community responsibility. In support of its primary mission of patient care, the Corporation engages in wide range of education, research and other allied health training programs. This statement recognizes the Corporation's need to maintain its financial viability to meet its long-term commitment to the community to have available health care resources for their use. This includes the cultivation and development of our physicians, employees, and other resources to assure orderly prudent growth of our services and facilities
Northshore Hospice is a comprehensive program of home-based care for patient, family and friends during the final stages of a terminal illness. The purpose of hospice is to help patients remain in their home setting, to provide relief from pain and discomfort, to help patients remain as active as possible, and to provide comfort and support so patients can maintain their quality of life with independence and dignity. Hospice team members focus on the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. Patient Support Volunteers must go through a 15 hour training course.