Hospice and Palliative Care Services

It’s about the living. Hospice is a special way of caring for terminally ill patients and families. The emphasis is on comfort and palliative care, not on cure. Hospice care is holistic. It looks at all aspects of the person, not just the terminal illness. Hospice meets emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs, as well as the physical needs. The specialized services of UPMC Jameson Hospice focus on the family needs by including them in the care of the patient, as well as offering educational and emotional support. Hospice is a team approach. UPMC Jameson Hospice works with the patient’s attending physician and with the Interdisciplinary Hospice Team to provide top quality palliative care.

Nationally recognized for outstanding care, UPMC Jameson Hospice ranks at the top for patient-centered quality outcomes and patient/family satisfaction ratings, both in the region and in the country. As part of UPMC Jameson, UPMC Jameson Hospice is one of the only not-for-profit hospice organizations in our region.

Nationally Recognized

Our patient/family experience ratings far surpass standings of other hospice providers, both throughout our region and the country. What makes the difference? It’s our people. It’s their compassionate care while delivering top quality services upholding the highest hospital-affiliated Joint Commission standards of care.

NHCPO Family Evaluation of Hospice Care 2011/2012: Composite Score

Hospice Gold Seal

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval indicates the highest level of care for hospice patients and families.

As the only accreditor to represent the entire continuum of care, The Joint Commission accredited hospices are immediately recognized for their deep-abiding commitment to quality end of life care. For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, 2011 – 2013
Meeting explicit national standards for healthcare quality and safety
View the certificate for UPMC Jameson Hospice

Contact Us

The administrative offices of UPMC Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County are located at UPMC Jameson at 1000 South Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16101.

Please call us at (724) 652-8847 for additional information, and to answer any questions that you may have.

Program Director: Tracy Wicks, RN
Medical Director: Jerzey Magda, M.D.

Watch an excerpt of the 20th Anniversary Jameson Classic Video where Dr. Magda describes the “angels” who care for our patients at UPMC Jameson Hospice