Phoenix, Arizona

Palliative care and community-based hospice care for the greater Phoenix area.

Phone: 602-749-5900
Fax: 602-749-5999


Our Services

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.

Bereavement Services

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Our Team

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

CHAP accreditation

Hospice care provided by Optum is CHAP accredited, a distinction that recognizes only those providing the highest standard of community-based hospice care. Learn more.

Volunteer with us

Interested in volunteering with our hospice program? Contact us today.

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.