Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New hospice set up for comfort, service.


A new hospice has opened on the 10th floor of St. Joseph Medical Center. The Sandia Hospice Pavilion for Palliative Care is a joint effort of the Hospice Memorial Foundation of Albuquerque and Sandia Hospice.

With 11 rooms, it is designed for patients with pain or symptoms that can't be controlled at home as well as for families who need respite from home care.

In addition to private rooms with television and telephone, the Pavilion offers 24-hour nursing care from hospice-trained registered nurses, with 24-hour on-call physician and pharmacy services. …

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