Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Pediatric Palliative Care Services for Medical Professionals
Rural Palliative Care Network
At Fletcher Allen, we want to support hospitals and health care providers throughout our region in providing the best possible pediatric palliative care services for your community.
Our Rural Palliative Care Network, funded through a generous donation, allows us to share our expertise in palliative care, as well as educate clinicians and community hospitals in our region. The network is an expansion of Fletcher Allen’s Palliative Care Service – an interdisciplinary, patient and family-centered program designed to deliver excellent pain and symptom management, advance care planning, and end-of-life care for people with life-threatening illness.
The network offers an array of services for hospitals and health care providers in the region, including:
24/7 Palliative Care Hotline
Our Palliative Care team is available to assist you whenever you need us. To reach our 24/7 Palliative Care Hotline, call PAS at (802) 847-2700 or (800) 639-2480.
We are available to conduct site visits at community hospitals and physician practices. Presentations on pediatric palliative care issues can be arranged. For more information, click here.
Through our mentorship program, community providers can spend a day or longer with the Fletcher Allen Palliative Care Service. This gives providers in rural areas the opportunity to observe and learn from a tertiary care palliative care team. Participants have the opportunity to learn about pediatric palliative care issues as well as other topics. For more information, click here.
Every Wednesday, the Fletcher Allen Palliative Care Service holds televised case conferences – including both adult and pediatric cases -- available to our network via telemedicine. During these conferences, which provide CME credits, we walk through a palliative care case, discuss the challenges and take questions from hospitals and providers who are signed on. For more information, click here.