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We are open.
We are clean.
We are ready.

Holy Name Medical Center is happy to announce that we have begun our return to normal operations. You may wonder, Is the hospital safe? Yes. We are ready. Ready to partner with you and your family on all your healthcare needs.

Holy Name is the first hospital in North Jersey to complete a rigorous, deep cleaning of our 450,000 square feet of clinical and non-clinical space. We started with manual disinfection, then applied electrostatic sanitizing mist, and finally, blasted UV-C light to kill more than 30 types of pathogens — including Covid-19.

Learn How Holy Name Became COVID-19 Clean

Now is a good time to think about your overall health and wellness. How can Holy Name help you?

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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Palliative care is medical care given to people with a serious illness or chronic health condition to help alleviate pain and physical and emotional discomfort. A team of specially trained doctors, nurses and other experts provides palliative care to patients during all phases of an illness, even if recovery is expected.

Holy Name Medical Center's team of palliative care specialists works with the patient, family and other physicians to improve quality of life and help patients live well. They focus on relieving pain and discomfort during treatment, recovery or long term for patients living with a chronic medical condition.

Just as illnesses vary by patient, so too, does palliative care. Holy Name's team of experts provides compassionate medical care based on the specific needs of each patient. They can help with symptoms such as nausea, anxiety, depression, constipation, breathing difficulty, fatigue and more. It is not curative but rather designed to complement the patient's treatment plan.

Palliative care is available to patients being treated in the hospital or living with their condition at home. Holy Name's palliative team designs individualized care after discussing personal preferences and goals with the patient.

Studies have shown that even with a terminal illness, patients who receive palliative care have a better quality of life and may also live longer. They typically have better pain and symptom relief and are able to enjoy life more than those who don't receive such care.

Many people confuse palliative care with hospice services. While palliative care is part of hospice care, hospice is prescribed for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less. Palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age for any type of advanced illness.

The Palliative Care Team

  • Physician
  • Advanced practical nurse
  • Social worker
  • Pastoral advisor
  • Other specialists as needed