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PCLC Training Locations

Choose the PCLC that′s right for you.

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ were selected through a highly competitive process that focused on clinical excellence, outstanding leadership, reputation and experience. As teachers and mentors, all PCLC faculty are seasoned leaders in the field and bring the full weight of their experience to you.

Whether you′re a hospital or a hospice with a hospital partner, or a pediatric palliative care program, there′s a PCLC that will address your particular program needs.


Akron Children′s Hospital

Akron, Ohio
An academic children′s hospital that maintains 24/7 inpatient and outpatient consult services. Works closely with community hospice, long-term and home care programs.
Led by Sarah Friebert, MD, and Margaret Farrar-Laco, MSN, RN, CPNP.
[PCLC Peds]
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Children′s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The 7th largest children′s health care system in the United States. Provides a 24-hour inpatient consult service, home care and clinic services. Expertise includes community partnerships and educational outreach.
Led by Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD.
[PCLC Peds]
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Fairview Health System

Minneapolis, Minnesota
A health system–based palliative care program with interdisciplinary consult teams, an outpatient clinic and a strong focus on community hospitals and home care.
Led by Lyn Ceronsky, MS, DNP, GNP-BC, CHPCA, and Drew Rosielle, MD.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]
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Mount Carmel Health System

Columbus, Ohio
A community hospital–based health system program with a consult service and three dedicated inpatient units holding 19 beds. Grew out of a hospice-hospital partnership.
Led by Lori Yosick, MSW, LISW, and Philip H. Santa-Emma, MD, FAAHPM.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]
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Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass

Lexington, Kentucky
A wholly owned subsidiary of Hospice of the Bluegrass. Provides palliative care consultation to multiple community hospitals and academic medical centers. Program elements include outpatient clinic and consultation in long-term care settings.
Led by Liz Fowler, MPH, President/CEO, and Todd Coté MD, FAAHPM, FAAFP.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]
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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
UAB provides clinical palliative care and supportive care services through inpatient consult services, home hospice coordination and outpatient clinics. Affiliated with the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
Led by Rodney Tucker, MD, and Amos Bailey, MD
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]
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University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California
A palliative care inpatient consult service and an outpatient clinic in an academic medical center with hospitalist leadership.
Led by Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, FACP, and Michael W. Rabow, MD.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]
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VCU Massey Cancer Center

Richmond, Virginia
An academic safety-net hospital and NCI-designated cancer center. Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has been ranked 38th in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2010-2011 publication of America’s Best Hospitals, making it one of nearly 900 cancer centers nationwide selected out of approximately 1,500 eligible institutions. Includes a consult service, dedicated inpatient unit, rural outreach and active outpatient care programs.
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center has been ranked 38th in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2010-2011 publication of America’s Best Hospitals, making it one of nearly 900 cancer centers nationwide selected out of approximately 1,500 eligible institutions.
Led by Egidio Del Fabbro, MD, and Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, BC.
[PCLC Core, Custom, Consult]
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