The Palliative Care Program was founded in 1993 as one of the first Academic Palliative Care programs in the United States, combining clinical care, education, research, and community outreach. The Program is based in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A timeline of key program benchmarks includes:
1993 Palliative Care Consultation Service
1997 Founding home for the Journal of Palliative Medicine
1999 Palliative Care Inpatient Unit
1999 Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic
2002 Palliative Care Fellowship
2003 Designation as one of six Palliative Care Leadership Centers (CAPC)
2005 "Circle of Life Award", American Hospital Association
2006 Palliative Care Fellowship Accreditation
2007 Designation as one of eight training sites for the AAHPM Clinical Scholars Program
The Palliative Care Program is committed to improving care for seriously ill patients and their families, through the development, implementation and dissemination of innovative educational, research, and clinical care programs.
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