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The MGH Home Based Palliative Care Program (HBPC) is a Partners 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. The HBPC Program helps to manage and support patients enrolled in the Integrated Care Management Program (iCMP) and other Population Health Management programs who struggle with complex symptoms due to advanced illness and/or have complex needs related to advance care planning.
The HBPC program is a multidisciplinary team consisting of a physician medical director, two nurse practitioners and a social worker. Patients are referred to the program from the primary care practices and are seen at home by either the nurse practitioners or physician. The HBPC social worker closely collaborates with the NPs and MD and makes regular home visits to support both patients and their families. 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. If you have any questions regarding the program please call our administrative office at 617-724-3344.
- Julia Gallagher, MD, Medical Director
- Martha Quigley, NP
- Pamela Woo Williams, NP
- Anne Lebowitz, LICSW
- Kate Houghton, Program Coordinator