Meet the Team


Medical Director

Dr. James Bell, St. Luke's Palliative Care Medical Director, works closely with your physician to provide oversight and assistance. He is involved with patient care meetings, is available for consultation and visits patients as needed. Dr. Bell has been with St. Luke's for over 30 years and is Board Certified in Palliative Care and Hospice.

Physician support


Dr. Claire Baumgartner provides care to Palliative Care patients, works with your physician and is Board Certified in Palliative Care and Hospice.



Brook Sternberg, ARNP provides care to Palliative Care patients in the community setting.  This may occur in the clinic or where the individual resides.  Brook has her Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. 


Nursing Staff

St. Luke's Palliative Care Nurses provide comprehensive care plans, symptom management and compassionate care for you and your family. The nurses are your primary contact for any medical questions.

Social workers

Palliative Care Social Workers provide counseling and support. They maintain patient dignity and work with you in understanding your healthcare choices. They advocate for your goals and provide grief support as needed for your family.

Chaplains

St. Luke's Palliative Care Chaplain's are available to meet the spiritual needs of you and your loved ones. Chaplain services are non-denominational and optional. You may choose to receive spiritual support from your own clergy.

Volunteers

St. Luke's volunteers use their interests, skills and experience to comfort and enrich your quality of life. Volunteers are compassionate listeners and willing supporters. Visits are scheduled to match your individual needs.