Palliative Care Program

Palliative Care imageThe Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Program was established in 1993 as the first program of its kind in Wisconsin. It remains the only such program in the state that combines clinical care, health professional education, community outreach and efforts toward institutional change – all aimed at improving care for the dying.

Palliative Care Programs and Services

Palliative Care is actively caring for people with life-threatening diseases. By concentrating on the patient and family as a unit, we are better able to help manage distressing physical and emotional symptoms. This focus helps maximize quality of life and assists patients in living out their days in such a way they can reach their goals with the support of their family.

Palliative Care Resources

The Palliative Care Program has earned the support of local and national grant-making institutions, including the National Cancer Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, JEHT Foundation, YC Ho Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation, Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, and Retirement Research Foundation. In response to intense national interest in improving end-of-life care, the Palliative Care Program has expanded its educational and clinical care services to better serve southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.

Palliative Care For Cancer Patients

The Palliative Care Program holds a special clinic for cancer patients in the "Courage" area of the Clinical Cancer Center.


For palliative care or hospice:

  • 414-805-3666
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