Palliative Care

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital provides specialized medical care for patients who have serious and chronic illnesses. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage of treatment. Unlike hospice care, patients can receive supportive care while receiving treatments that are meant to cure an illness.

At Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Kim Newby, FNP-C, works with patients and families to discuss their goals of care, options, improve their quality of life through symptom management, and advanced care discussions.

Symptoms that Kim can address include pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. Kim works with the patient's primary care provider to make recommendations and coordinate care.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care.

For more information, please call 207-487-4040.

Through palliative care, we can help you better understand your condition and treatment options, coordinate treatment between providers, and help you navigate the healthcare system. Our goal is to improve quality of life for patients and their families.

- Kim Newby, FNP-C