Legacy Medical Group–Palliative Care
Palliative care gives an extra layer of support to patients with serious illnesses or injuries as well as life-threatening illnesses. We work to improve the quality of life of patients and families. We help patients cope with their symptoms. Our team works with other providers to give the best care possible that fits within a patient's wishes.
We help you:
- Manage symptoms (pain, nausea, fatigue, weakness, breathing problems, sleep issues, constipation or weight loss)
- Talk about and plan your treatment with your whole care team
- Make plans for future care and difficult health choices
- Find emotional and spiritual support through counseling or community resources
Palliative care versus hospice care
Both hospice and palliative care give support and comfort. However, palliative care is given to patients at any stage of a serious illness or injury. Hospice is for patients near the end-of-life who are no longer receiving cure-related treatment.
We aim to improve the patient's quality of life and reduce their symptoms at any point along the treatment path.
How to get palliative care
Anyone – patients, families or health care providers – can request palliative care services.
For patients in the hospital, the physician in charge of your care can ask for palliative care. For patients not in the hospital, call Legacy Medical Group-Palliative Care at 503-413-6862 for more information.
- Lori Eckel, LCSW, AHP-SW, OS W-C, social worker
- Christine Erickson, ANP
- Joanna Lezak, ANP, GNP
- Laura Mahar, A.N.P.
- Heather Mikes, D.O.
- Kathleen Moneymaker, R.N., CHPN
- Tamara Scott, P.N.P., pediatric
- Joseph Stenger, M.D., medical director
- Tula Top, M.D., adult and pediatric
Legacy Health offers palliative care to patients in our hospitals and at the outpatient clinics below.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Medical Office Building 1
2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 118
Portland, OR 97227
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Good Samaritan Building 1
2222 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 315
Portland, OR 97210
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Medical Plaza Office Building 1
19300 SW 65th Ave., Suite 265
Tualatin, OR 97062
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Medical Office Building 4, Suite 250
25050 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Medical Office Building A
2121 NE 139th St., Ste. 400
Vancouver, WA 98686