Palliative care and community-based hospice care for the greater Phoenix area.
Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, formerly Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care, provides clinical excellence and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones facing serious and terminal illness. Hospice care provided by Optum is CHAP-accredited and delivered where you live by our provider-led, interdisciplinary team who helps reduce suffering for the patient and loved ones.
Optum also provides palliative care consultations, specialized care that supplements curative therapies as patients face serious illness. Specifically, Optum partners with oncology offices and hospitals to ensure patients receive palliative care consultations, which include 1) pain and symptom management, 2) goals of care conversations and 3) care plan coordination across all caregivers, specialists and doctors. Through these services, Optum helps patients and their families find the right care at the right time to continue to live each day to the fullest.
Optum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you believe a patient or loved one is ready for our care services, please call 602-749-5900.
Optum provides community-based bereavement services to help grieving families and loved ones find peace and comfort. Through our services, bereaved loved ones can receive information and resources to help support them through their grief or choose to participate in our grief support groups. To learn more, contact us.
With varied life experiences, individual strengths and unique personalities, volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team, serving as inspiration to patients, families and staff. In return, many people who volunteer with Optum Palliative and Hospice Care find it brings meaning and purpose to their lives.
To learn about our volunteer opportunities, contact us.
Here are some of the many compassionate and talented individuals on our care team.
Beth Imlay, Executive Director
Dr. Cary Schnitzer, Regional Medical Director, West / Medical Director, Phoenix
Dr. Kianoush Cheybani, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Barbara Cooper, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Omid Gillani Dilmaghanian, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Hernang Ghandi, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Satpreet Gill, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Michael Kleven, Associate Medical Director
Dr. Richard Wolfson, Associate Medical Director
Leia Edwards, Clinical Services Director
Debbie Ziemann, Clinical Services Manager
April Wilson, Clinical Services Manager
Beverly Diaz, Community Outreach Representatives
Cesar Garcia, Community Outreach Representative
Molly Nearpass, Community Outreach Representative
Brandon Newman, Community Outreach Representative
Patti Keough, Bereavement Coordinator
Diana Hughes, Volunteer Coordinator
Proud partner of the We Honor Veterans program.
With the unique needs of today's Veterans in mind, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care is proud to support specialized care for Veterans via the We Honor Veterans program.
To learn more, click here.