Huntington Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Palliative Medicine

Huntington Hospital has been recognized for its high-quality palliative care services for a second time by The Joint Commission, an independent organization that certifies and accredits healthcare organizations and programs.

Palliative care provides specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses, with a focus on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of their illnesses.  Palliative care is provided by a specially trained multidisciplinary team in the hospital, with the goal of improving quality of life for patients and their families.

To earn this designation, the hospital’s palliative care program underwent a voluntary onsite evaluation to determine its compliance with The Joint Commission’s stringent standards. The program was once again recognized for the high quality patient care delivered, and achieved recertification for advanced palliative care in April 2016.

“I am very proud of the team for all of their hard work, and grateful for the support of the hospital and Northwell Health, which allowed us to achieve Joint Commission accreditation for the second time,” said Adrianna Garite, DO, chief of palliative medicine at Huntington Hospital. “It is a privilege to lead such an amazing team, and an honor to have the team’s dedication, compassion, and commitment to quality recognized in such a meaningful way.”

For more information about Huntington Hospital’s palliative care program, call 631-351-2007.