About Patient & Family Support Services

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Philosophy

Our focus is on alleviating suffering and promoting dignity with time-limited services for patients and families during the course of cancer care or soon after completing treatment. We specifically focus on patients who developed mental health issues as a result of their cancer, and those whose pre-existing mental health conditions are impacting their ability to engage in treatment.

"Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always."
- Hippocrates

Vision

Setting the gold standard for whole-person, patient- and family-centered well-being in cancer care.

Mission

To strengthen meaning, value, dignity, and quality of life; and provide relief from emotional suffering, for patients and families dealing with cancer and other complex, progressive, potentially life-limiting illnesses through commitment to outstanding patient and family experience, excellence in patient and family care, sustained community engagement, inspired teaching, and groundbreaking research.