November 2013
New Palliative Care-GEMS program

The Geriatric and Palliative Care service line offers thenew Palliative Care/Geriatric Emergency Medicine Servicesprogram (Pall-GEMS). This collaborative effort with theMedical and Surgical Intensive Care units and EmergencyDepartment is part of critical care redesign.

Open to critically ill patients and those with advanced chronicor terminal illnesses, regardless of age, the program focuses onmeeting with families and patients to discuss care goals and toimprove their quality of life and safety. Patient selection is at thediscretion of ED providers and attending physicians. Please call203-384-GEMS (4367) for a consultation.