Making the Most of Life.
At Gateway Regional Medical Center, we believe that the end of life should be as meaningful and nurturing as the beginning of life. As the first breath of a baby is precious, so are the final years, months or even days of a person. That’s why we have Gateway Regional Medical Center Hospice, the oldest Hospice service provider in Southwestern Illinois.
Quality of Life
To learn that a family member has a terminal illness can be devastating, but at Gateway Regional Hospice, you can be assured that he or she will die with dignity. Gateway Regional Hospice has been improving the quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses since 1979. When there is no cure, when patients cannot be helped by modern medicine any longer, trust our hospice care to provide comfort and compassion when it counts most.
Simply we believe that patients with terminal illnesses deserve to spend their final days in comfortable settings surrounded by those they love. Gateway Regional Hospice provides palliative care for those who are in the end stages of their illnesses.
To enter our hospice program, the following criteria must be met:
- Diagnosis of a terminal disease.
- Life expectancy of six months or less if disease progression continues.
- Primary physician to direct care.
- Residence within our service area.
- Agreement between patient, family and primary physician that comfort care is the primary focus.
Every patient of Gateway Regional Medical Center Hospice shall be entitled to the same level of high quality compassionate care and treatment. No patient will be denied access to the services of the Hospice based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age, whether such services are carried out by Hospice directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom Hospice arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
Our Credentials and Staff at
Gateway Regional Hospice:
- Medicare and Medicaid certified
- Accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- Has a 95 percent customer satisfaction rating from families
For more information
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