OLOL Children's Hospital focusing on palliative care for kids

OLOL Children's Hospital focusing on palliative care for kids
Palliative care aims to incorporate more holistic techniques so kids can be as comfortable as possible (Source: WAFB)
Palliative care aims to incorporate more holistic techniques so kids can be as comfortable as possible (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital continues to expand the way they care for families.

The hospital will now begin to focus a lot more on palliative care, a growing treatment focusing on incorporating more holistic techniques. It helps young patients and their families deal with serious, life-threatening illnesses.

Dr. Justin Baker is an expert in the field of pediatric palliative care.

"This new children's hospital is a wonderful opportunity to make sure that all the care being provided in that children's hospital is cutting edge. It is not only meeting the standard of care, it is advancing the the framework of where this care's being provided," Baker said.

The hospital is one of only eight St. Jude affiliate clinics offering some of the same care patients would receive at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

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