Local Palliative Care Programs  
Nassau County  

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
300 Corporate Blvd. S.
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 294-6232
Gordon Hutcheon, MD
The Pediatric Center of the New York Foundling, a specialized pediatric nursing and rehabilitation facility, is dedicated to helping infants, children, and adolescents with complex medical conditions and disabilities achieve their highest potential and enjoy the normal pleasures of childhood. Our Pediatric Palliative Care Program addresses the needs of children who have life-limiting medical conditions and their families, providing conventional and alternative treatments for pain relief, family-centered care planning, and bereavement and spiritual support. Children in our Palliative Care Program are mainstreamed in the Pediatric Center and receive education, recreation, and rehabilitation along with other children as appropriate to their individual abilities and needs. Interdisciplinary teams of caring professionals work together with families to give each child the best possible quality of life.

Good Shepherd Hospice
110 Bi-County Blvd., Ste. 114
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 465-6363
Roger Sullivan, Director of Access
Referral # 631-465-6363; Good Shepherd Hospice (a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island) provides compassionate, comprehensive care at the end of life to all residents of Nassau & Suffolk Counties, regardless of diagnosis, religious affiliation, race, creed, economic status or lifestyle. Care is provided in the home setting, contracted nursing facilities, short-term admission to contracted hospitals and in our own managed Hospice Inpatient Center on the campus of St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson. Bereavement support groups for Children, Spousal Loss, Parents Whose Adult Child Has Died, Adults Whose Parent Has Died, Adult Sibling Loss and Perinatal Loss, are offered without fee, throughout the year at various locations.

Hospice Care Network
99 Sunnyside Boulevard
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 832-7100
Maureen Hinkelman
Hospice Care Network believes in making every day count for the patient diagnosed with advanced illness. The focus is on caring, not curing, to allow patients to live in peace and dignity, surrounded by their friends and family in the environment they are most comfortable. Special care is taken to support the family throughout the advanced illness experience. Hospice Care Network cares for patients of all ages, religions, races and illnesses in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties.

MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care
39 Broadway, Ste. 200
New York, NY 10006
Barbara Hiney
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care is one of the largest not-for-profit hospice programs in the region, offering pediatric and adult hospice patients care when and where needed: at home, in assisted living communities, nursing homes and hospitals across Greater New York.

MJHS helps adult and pediatric patients and their families live life to the fullest when dealing with a life-limiting illness by easing suffering, upholding dignity, affirming values and improving quality of life. As a charitable not-for-profit, we are committed to delivering compassionate expert care, offering peace of mind and providing comfort.

Our interdisciplinary team includes: hospice medical directors; registered nurses; medical social workers; ministers/chaplains/rabbis/spiritual advisors; creative arts therapists; home health aides; bereavement counselors; pediatric counselors for patients and their families; physical, occupational and speech therapists; volunteers; and nutritionists. Our team is accustomed to caring for patients who are as diverse as New York. We are also the largest program under Jewish auspices and meet the specialized needs of the diverse cultural and religious Jewish community, including Holocaust survivors, immigrants and adherents to Halacha. Services start within 24-48 hours of referral in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County, the Bronx and Manhattan.

Also included in our services is The Molly and Jack Zicklin Hospice Residence in Riverdale with 16 suites, the Muriel and Harold Block Residence in the Bronx with 16 suites, and the MJHS Hospice Residential Inpatient Unit with 16 suites on the grounds of Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.

The residential hospice inpatient unit is the first in New York City to care for children as well as adults.

For more information, visit www.mjhshospice.org.


South Nassau Communities Hospital
One Healthy Way
Oceanside, NY 11572
(516) 632-4219
Kathi Morse, PhD, LCSW-R, ACHP-SW
South Nassau Communities Hospital provides palliative care services recognizing the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families with advanced life limiting conditions or illnesses and/or who are at end of life. The palliative care team collaborates with the interdisciplinary members of the South Nassau staff including physicians, nursing, social work, case management, spiritual care, pharmacy, nutrition and food services, physical therapy, occupation therapy and community agencies such as hospice to meet the needs of the patient and family as it pertains to relief of suffering and promotion of quality of life up to and including end of life. The team is comprised of a board certified hospice and palliative care physician, a advanced certified hospice and palliative care Nurse Practitioner, and an administrator who is also advanced certified hospice and palliative care social worker.

The palliative care team provides symptom assessment and management as well as enabling patients and families to make informed decisions about their care by education them on the process of the disease, prognosis, and the benefits and burdens of potential interventions and course of treatments.

St. Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 281-8800
Eileen Chisari
In 1979 St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children became a pioneer in providing palliative care to infants, children, and adolescents with life-limiting illnesses. Today St. Mary's provides a unique, comprehensive, family-centered approach to the provision of palliative care services that encompass pain and symptom management, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual care within a holistic framework. St. Mary's palliative services are offered in 2 inpatient facilities, St. Mary's Hospital for Children (97 beds) in Bayside, NY and St. Mary's Rehabilitation Center for Children (44 beds) in Ossining, NY, as well via an extensive network of home care services. On average, St. Mary's provides palliative care services to more than 400 children annually. Since its inception, the palliative care program at St. Mary's has been expanded to introduce palliative care services earlier, such as when a chronic illness becomes progressive, causing a loss of function. Pediatric pain management is also a hallmark of the program and the staff at St. Mary's is committed to the philosophy that "no pain is OK" and works hard to assess pain before a child expresses it. Throughout the course of a child's illness a trained interdisciplinary team of professionals plan interventions to support the dignity of the child and the family's experience with empathy and culturally sensitive respect. We serve children from all over the five boroughs of New York City, as well as the surrounding counties of Westchester, Nassau, and Rockland.

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