VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health North

201 E. Sample Rd

3rd Floor

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

At the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Broward Health North, we take an individualized approach to every patient we care for. We’re here to support our patients and their loved ones through a difficult time.

The VITAS inpatient hospice unit is an important resource to Broward Health North; we admit hospitalized patients who are on ventilators or dialysis while we support families making difficult decisions about end-of-life care. As the hospice leader, VITAS has staff ands systems that ensure a peaceful, calm and supportive atmosphere in the inpatient unit.

The VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit Team

A VITAS IPU team manager

Team Manager

The team manager oversees all patient care in the inpatient hospice unit.
A VITAS physician

Physician

The physician closely monitors the progression of the patient’s illness, prescribes appropriate medications and coordinates care with other members of the team.
A VITAS hospice nurse

Hospice Nurse

The hospice nurse is skilled in assessing and managing pain and other symptoms. A nurse may also help with personal care.
A VITAS social worker

Social Worker

The social worker acts as a friendly and skilled listener and provides emotional support.
A VITAS chaplain

Chaplain

The chaplain ministers to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all faiths, and can work with their clergy.
A VITAS bereavement specialist

Bereavement Specialist

The bereavement specialist provides grief and loss support to the patient's loved ones.
A VITAS volunteer

Volunteer

The hospice volunteer can bring music or a Paw Pals animal companion, and spends quality time with the patient and family.
The VITAS Care Team

Is your patient ready for hospice?