Los Angeles (June 29, 2017) – UniHealth Foundation awards Good Samaritan Hospital
a $300,000 grant to establish an inpatient Palliative Care Program in
its intensive care unit and cardiovascular intensive care unit. Palliative
care is specialized medical care that provides treatment and relief of
pain, symptoms, and stress for people with serious illness. It does not
replace primary or concurrent treatment but works together with them to
improve quality of life for the patient and their family.
The grant will fund an interdisciplinary team made of existing Good Samaritan
Hospital staff members. The staff will launch a service for the hospital’s
diverse population that will improve care by addressing unmet pain and
suffering, complex end of life issues, and incomplete advance care planning.
Nathan Hashimoto, M.D. and Therese Trebaol, Ph.D. will lead the Palliative
Care Program at Good Samaritan Hospital with support from Medical Director
Harry Rosen, M.D.
First opened in 1885, Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary care
facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles including
cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, ophthalmology, kidney stone, and women’s
services. Good Samaritan Hospital offers several surgical programs including
cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery; neurosciences and neurosurgery
program including spine surgery; orthopedic surgical program including
sports medicine, major joint replacements and spine; advanced retinal
surgery; transfusion-free medicine and surgery; and emergency services.
For more information visit www.goodsam.org.