In-Patient Palliative Care


The In-Patient Palliative Care Team at Adventist Medical Center works closely with the patient, their family and their primary physician(s), to recommend care options that are consistent with the patient’s care goals.

Members of the In-Patient Palliative Care Team may include:

  • A dedicated Palliative Care Physician, who provides expertise in pain and symptom management and assists with discussions regarding medical treatments.
  • A nurse specialist with palliative care training, who also assists with pain and symptom management , discussions regarding medical treatments and who helps to coordinate communication and the care of the patient and family.
  • A social worker who assists with emotional issues, resources and discharge planning.
  • A chaplain can offer spiritual support for patients and families according to their faith and individual needs.
  • Other consulted support staff as needed.


To access the In-Patient Palliative Care program at the hospital, ask your doctor for a referral for Palliative Care Services. We welcome questions from patients and family members.

Contact In-Patient Palliative Care Services at 503-261-5936.


Kraig M. Russell, MD

Karen Johnson, RN, BSN, CHPN - 503-261-5936
Nurse specialist with specific palliative care training


  • Adventist Medical Center - Portland
    10123 SE Market Street
    Portland, OR 97216
    • PrefPhone:503-257-2500
10123 SE Market St, Portland, OR 97216(503) 257-2500