Hospital-Based Palliative Consultative Service

Call: 541-789-4352

Services available: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Medical Director: Anthony Mistretta. MD

Nurse Practitioner: Sharon Krische, MSN, NP-C, Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse

Social Worker: Adie Goldberg, DCSW, M.Ed.  Board Certified Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker, Community Trainer

Music Thanatologists: Certified Music Thanatologists: Elizabeth Markell, CM-Th CMP, and James Excell, CM-Th

Philosophy and Services:

  • Available in the hospital from time of diagnosis throughout illness
  • Management complex pain and symptoms that come from serious and life threatening conditions
  • Helps patients and families navigate complex medical decisions and the medical system
  • Offers a holistic approach to not only physical pain but emotional, psychosocial and spiritual suffering for the patient and their family.
  • Facilitates a patient, family and care team partnership that develops a treatment plan aligned with patient’s changing needs and goals of care.
  • Training for medical professionals and community members on advance care planning, Quality of Life and the treatment of serious illness, and pain and symptom management.