Weather update - Thursday night (Dec. 8): All Providence hospitals in Oregon are open. However, due to weather conditions, most of our Portland-area clinics have closed early. See clinic updates ›
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness - whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Medical specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine (their specialty area).