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The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®

The Palliative Care Program at Virginia Hospital Center has achieved Joint Commission certification for advanced Palliative Care. This 2-year certification is bestowed on organizations that have achieved a standard of care that reflects continuous safe, high-quality care, services and treatment – 2015-2017.

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Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Service at Virginia Hospital Center began in 2004 as the first hospital-based palliative care program in Northern Virginia. Palliative Care is dedicated to relieving suffering and improving quality of life for patients with severe illnesses. Palliative Care supports patients throughout all stages of their illness and treatment. We offer expertise in treating symptoms such as pain, fatigue, breathing difficulty, and anxiety. In addition to treating distressing physical symptoms, our interdisciplinary team, made up of doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, addresses the psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

We know that it is important for you to better understand your diagnosis and choices for care. By choosing Palliative Care, you can still receive curative treatments and continue to work with your primary doctor.

Bereavement Resources Helpline

If you have a question about bereavement, please call Bereavement Resources Helpline at 703.558.6012 and leave a message. A licensed professional counselor will return your phone call.

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Palliative Medicine

1635 N George Mason Drive Suite 115
Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703.558.8501
Parking B, Zone B, 1st Floor

Medical Staff

James M. Shear, MD
Timothy R. Siegel, MD

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