The Mass General Home Based Palliative Care Program (HBPC) is a Mass General Brigham Population Health Management (PHM) supported collaborative between the Palliative Care and Primary Care to provide sub-specialty palliative care clinical support to patients living in the community with advanced complex illness. Through home and telemedicine visits, our team of Palliative Medicine specialists (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers) provide an extra layer of support to patients and their families to ensure they receive the best care possible.
HBPalC can help patients and their caregivers to:
- Create a clear and effective plan for managing care and symptoms at home
- Understand your illness and what to expect in the future
- Make important medical decisions based on your hopes and values
- Evaluate the need for additional caregiver support
- Connect to medical and social support resources
All members of the team communicate regularly with the patient’s primary care team, subspecialists and other community based providers in order to design a plan of care for the home that best meets the patient’s stated goals and values. To qualify for the program, patients must have a life-limiting serious illness, fall within our program’s geographic territory, and have a MGB Primary Care Provider or specialist they see regularly.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please call our administrative office at 617-724-3344.
- Brook Calton, MD, Medical Director
- Martha Quigley, NP
- Anne Carr, NP
- Sarah Koontz, NP
- Pamela Woo Williams, NP
- Anne Lebowitz, LICSW