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, Floor 14
  • 832-822-1317

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Palliative or supportive care is a family-centered, multidisciplinary effort that focuses on relieving suffering and maximizing quality of life in patients with serious illnesses.

The mission of the Palliative Care Program is:

  • To coordinate high quality, family centered palliative care to children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and serious hematologic diseases
  • To conduct clinical research that seeks to develop improvements in palliative care treatment and outcomes for children with cancer and serious hematologic diseases
  • To train future leaders in pediatric palliative care from the perspective of pediatric cancer and hematology

Consults for Texas Children's patients

To obtain a consult, please contact Mia Waller (832-824-4588, or Melody Hellsten, RN, MS, PNP-BC (832-822-1317,

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Ranked #4 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

We’re proud to be consistently named as a top program in Texas and the entire southwest region. Overall, Texas Children’s Hospital is ranked #4 and is on the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll for the ninth straight year.
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