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Research Medical Center
Research Brookside

Hospice Care

VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Research Medical Center

VITAS Hospice Care at Research Medical CenterWhen the focus shifts from finding a cure to providing comfort, some patients require around-the-clock symptom management. Research Medical Center and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®, the nation’s leading provider of hospice, have launched a partnership to provide compassionate end-of-life care for patients with a wide range of life-limiting illnesses.

The VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Research Medical Center is located on the 7th Floor, East. Sixteen private patient rooms offer a restful, home-like atmosphere where pain and other symptoms can be managed efficiently and compassionately.

The unit is staffed 24/7 by VITAS’ experienced hospice team. A hospice physician, licensed nurses, a social worker, chaplain and volunteers all work together to enhance quality of life for patients and support their families.

Special features include:

  • 16 private rooms with views of Kansas City
  • Modern furnishings, recliners, television and private bathrooms
  • Accommodations for family to stay overnight
  • A community kitchen on the unit where family can gather
  • Family room with computer and internet access
  • Quiet room for private time
  • Children’s area with games, puzzles and books
  • Coffee and tea available throughout the day for visitors

For more information about VITAS hospice services or to refer a patient, call (816) 447-3201.