Partners In Care & Bend Memorial Clinic Partner to Offer Palliative Care Services to Central Oregon


Partners In Care, Central Oregon’s longest serving independent, not-for-profit, hospice and home health organization, has partnered with Bend Memorial Clinic, the region’s largest multi-specialty healthcare organization, to offer new palliative care services to our community’s patients.

To celebrate the partnership, the two organizations co-hosted a recent event featuring Dr. Janet Bull, MD, a nationally-recognized visionary in hospice and palliative care medicine. Bull is the chief medical officer at Four Seasons, an award-winning, not-for-profit hospice and palliative care organization in Asheville, North Carolina.

Partners In Care is currently launching a unique palliative care clinic at BMC under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Blechman, a medical director with Partners In Care. The organizations’ goal is to offer a coordinated, collaborative continuum of specialized care for patients who are living with serious illnesses.

About Partners In Care
Partners In Care is Central Oregon’s only independent, non-hospital based, not-for-profit, combined home health and hospice, serving communities in Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Madras, Sisters, Sunriver, Prineville, Tumalo, Terrebonne, Crooked River Ranch, Fort Rock and Christmas Valley areas.  As the region’s first hospice, Partners In Care has provided the highest level of coordinated, compassionate hospice and home health care for over 35 years. PIC also operates Hospice House, the region’s only in-patient hospital fully dedicated to hospice patients. For more information, please visit

 About Bend Memorial Clinic
Bend Memorial Clinic includes more than 115 providers representing 30 specialties including Urgent Care, Primary Care, Specialty Care, Imaging and Clinical Services. With five locations BMC is the largest multi-specialty group in Central Oregon and provides quality, convenient healthcare known as TotalCareTM. The Clinic has provided primary and specialty care since 1946. For more information, please visit


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