Our specialty-trained hospice care professionals work with physicians and other health care providers to offer end-of-life services. If you’re a physician with patients who have end-stage diseases, consider palliative and hospice care at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
Physicians often ask us when patients should be referred for hospice or palliative care. One possible question to ask yourself: would you be surprised if your patient died in the next year? If the answer is no, you might consider whether your patient and his or her family would benefit from being aware of all of their options to make an informed decision.
You may refer patients ages 18 and older, with any condition you consider to be life-limiting. Some common diagnoses include:
Our Access Team will then work closely with you to determine eligibility.
In addition, patients who have the following end-stage diseases may also be hospice appropriate:
We work with physicians and practitioners in the communities we serve, as well as skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities. For more information, call our Access Team at 1-866-969-7028.
Order Hospice in EPIC:
Please fax the following information to 253-534-7098: