VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit on the Campus of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton

Facility to Meet the Needs of the Area's Terminally Ill Patients with Complex Symptoms

08/21/2014

DALLAS – August 21, 2014 – VITAS Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care, announces the opening of an inpatient hospice unit (IPU) on the campus of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton. The 14-bed, 10,335 square-foot unit was designed to meet the needs of the area's terminally ill patients with complex symptoms.

“As part of our commitment to meet the growing demand for the high-quality services VITAS is known to provide, we are pleased to open our new inpatient hospice unit on the campus of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton," said Tim O'Toole, chief executive officer with VITAS.

Added Mike Sanborn, president of Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton: "The new inpatient hospice unit will better meet the needs of our terminally ill patients with complex symptoms as well as their family members and loved ones and provide the community with these much-needed services.”

At the unit, interdisciplinary teams of VITAS physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, volunteers and bereavement support staff members attend to the medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The unit features scenic views of the community and offers overnight accommodations for family members. Comfortable amenities including a kitchen, dining and sitting areas, and a serenity room for quiet contemplation and meditation are designed to feel like home. The facility will accept 24-hour direct admissions and high-acuity patients.

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