For Those with Serious Illness

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with and is hospitalized with a serious or chronic illness, you may benefit from a program available to inpatients at Marshall, called Advanced Illness Management, or AIM.

If your condition involves chronic pain, surgeries, and/or ongoing complicated treatment, your have the option to receive AIM care upon referral from a physician. You may request this service yourself.

AIM is a team approach similar to palliative care. It is NOT hospice care or intended just for those with a terminal illness. AIM provies comprehensive medical, social and emotional treatment of a complex or chronic illness. Unlike hospice, with AIM you may still be aggressively treating a disease and undergoing treatments to cure it. AIM is available to you while you are an inpatient at Marshall Hospital. If you have an advanced illness that would benefit from a multi-faceted, team approach to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life, discuss the program with your hospital physician or another staff member to get a referral and consultation from our specially trained AIM staff.