Palliative Care Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin

Palliative Care Center was founded in 1993 as one of the first Academic Palliative Care programs in the United States, combining clinical care, education, research, and community outreach. The Center is based in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Oncology, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 Our History

The Palliative Care Center was founded in 1993 as one of the first Academic Palliative Care programs in the United States, combining clinical care, education, research, and community outreach. The Center is based in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A timeline of key program benchmarks includes:

1993 Palliative Care Consultation Service

1997 Founding home for the Journal of Palliative Medicine

1999 Palliative Care Inpatient Unit

1999 Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic

2002 Palliative Care Fellowship

2003 Designation as one of six Palliative Care Leadership Centers (CAPC)

2005 "Circle of Life Award", American Hospital Association

2006 Palliative Care Fellowship Accreditation

2007 Designation as one of eight training sites for the AAHPM Clinical Scholars Program

 Mission Statement

The Palliative Care Center is committed to improving care for seriously ill patients and their families, through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative educational, research, and clinical care programs.

 Disclosure Statement

The MCW Palliative Care Center is an educational program that provides access to information about end-of-life issues, pain management, and improving care for the seriously ill. The literature serves as a communication vehicle for medical education facilities and members of the health care profession. The information accessed through this Internet web site is not medical advice. Health care providers should exercise their own independent clinical judgment. Some of the information in the Palliative Medicine Program web page may cite the use of a product in dosage, for an indication, or in a manner other than that recommended in the product labeling. Accordingly, the official prescribing information should be consulted before any such product is used.

The Palliative Care Center does not assume responsibility for the content presented within any Internet web site linked to our home page.

The Palliative Care Center does not guarantee that the electronic edition of publications presented on this site are free of errors or omissions. Readers are advised to consult the print edition of each publication for the authoritative text.

Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Center

Contact Us

Palliative Care Center
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Suite 4036
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Rose Hackbarth
rhackbar@mcw.edu
(414) 805-4607
(414) 805-4608 (fax)

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