For Referring Physicians

Hospice Iinfo If you’re a physician with patients who have end-stage diseases, consider palliative and hospice care at CHI Franciscan Health. We offer comprehensive services for end-of-life care, including medical and nursing care and support services.

Committed partner for hospice and palliative care

For physicians and practitioners at long-term care facilities, CHI Franciscan delivers the highest quality palliative and hospice care for your patients. Our care team members are employees, not contractors. As specialists in hospice and palliative care, we collaborate with you as medical colleagues for your patients’ best possible care plan.

To help make the transition and service provision as smooth as possible, we offer our services at the patient’s home or in a hospital or other facility.

Who should be referred for hospice care?

For patients with potentially terminal illnesses, it’s never too early to begin planning for the end stages of their lives. Starting the discussion at diagnosis allows your patients to fully participate in the decision making for these major life changes that affect them and their families. The sooner you call on CHI Franciscan, the sooner we can help you prepare your patients for these important end-of-life decisions. Learn more about when to consider a hospice referral.

Our hospice and palliative services for your patients

At CHI Franciscan, our health care professionals work closely with physicians, their patients and the patients’ families on an individualized care plan to support every kind of care need. Learn more about our services, including:


Changes in Hospice
Watch this webinar on changes in the hospice environment and how hospice care can support your practice.

How to refer your patients

Whether you’re a CHI Franciscan physician, community physician or partner at a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, learn how to refer a patient.

Web resources for hospice and palliative care

Clinical care resources

Medical Algorithms

Center to Advance Palliative Care

The EPEC Project (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care)


End-of-life care resources

What is palliative care?

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care

Hospice Foundation of America

American Hospice Foundation

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Americans for Better Care of the Dying

Medical College of Wisconsin Palliative Care Center

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center

Growth House