Director Adult Palliative Care & Hospice Program: Gerald Klim, DO
Director Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) Palliative Care & Hospice: Lindsay Ragsdale, MD
The Adult Palliative Care Program and Pediatric Advanced Care Team at UK Healthcare provides palliative care for adults and children with any diagnosis at UK Chandler, Good Samaritan and Kentucky Children’s Hospitals. Our team of adult and pediatric providers includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Our interdisciplinary team works to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. The palliative care team is available for consultation seven days a week, and has a provider on call overnight for urgent issues. Hospice of the Bluegrass partners with UK Healthcare to provide hospice inpatient services. Consults for inpatient or outpatient hospice are available by contacting the palliative care service.
Referring your patient
Many kinds of support can be provided to seriously ill patients including those who have complex pain and symptom management issues as well as those who have a high need for patient and family communication. The consult team can also help by providing multi-disciplinary support for difficult decision making based on the benefits and burdens of treatment and the wishes of the patient and family.
For an adult consult, page the hospice/palliative care nurse at 859-330-6051. On nights and weekends, please call the palliative care physician on call at 859-278-4869. For pediatric consults contact PACT team at 859-330-0347.