Hospital announces new Palliative Care team

Eau Claire, WI – Two new colleagues have joined the Palliative Care department at Sacred Heart Hospital:


Kelley Farber, RN, OCN, ANP-BC, has joined the hospital’s palliative care team as the adult nurse practitioner. Farber is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Adult Nurse Practitioner program, and was formerly Sacred Heart Hospital’s oncology educator. Farber has also served as part of the Marshfield Clinic hospitalist team at Sacred Heart Hospital and has extensive background in pain management and end-of-life care.


Katie Sarver, MS, LPC, has joined the hospital’s palliative care team as the patient/family counselor. Sarver holds a master’s in clinical counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and she is a licensed professional counselor. Prior to her new role, Sarver worked for the American Cancer Society, where she served as patient navigator for both the Regional Cancer Center at Sacred Heart Hospital and the Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.


Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness, with the goal of improving quality of life.


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About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is an affiliate of the Hospital Sisters Health System. Since 1889 it has been meeting patient needs in western Wisconsin with the latest medical innovations and technology, together with a Franciscan whole-person healing tradition. For more information about
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About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.  It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and in Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). For more information about HSHS, visit