The Baylor Scott & White Supportive and Palliative Care Service is recognized as a pioneer and has been nationally recognized by the American Hospital Association. Several of our teams are also Joint Commission-certified. Most of the services provided are hospital-based, and some facilities also offer clinic-based services.
Although all hospice is palliative, not all palliative care is hospice. Unlike hospice, patients may continue to receive treatments intended to slow progression of the illness or even cure the illness while also working with the SPC team. If your patient does not respond to treatment designed to cure the condition or send it into remission, the SPC team will assist them, their family members and you, as their primary physician, with the transition to hospice if desired.
Working in close conjunction with other multidisciplinary teams and volunteers, we offer: