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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


Palliative Care

Palliative Care at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 

Contact Information

Jill L. Savage, LMSW, ACSW, BCD
Palliative Care Coordinator
ph: 734-845-3666
fax: 734-845-3234

About the Program

Palliative Care (pronounces pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness-whatever the diagnosis.

Palliative Care Options

Inpatient Consultation

  • Guidance with treatment options
  • Assistance with complex medical decisions
  • Pain/symptom management relating to advanced illness
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support
  • Bereavement Counseling

Inpatient Palliative Care Unit

  • VAAAHS has 5 inpatient hospice/Palliative care beds
  • Veterans for whom end-of-life care cannot be met in the home
  • Bereavement Counseling

Outpatient Clinic

  • Pain/symptom management
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Practical guidance
  • Advance Directives

Palliative Care Resources

  • Community Grief
  • Pre-Planning
  • Our Staff
  • Volunteer

Contact Info


  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Contact Number(s)

  • 734-845-3666

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm