Four Seasons’ Research & Innovation team leads the nation in healthcare advancements and improvements that benefit the people in our local communities and across the nation. Our research department was founded as a way to enhance the services Four Seasons provides to the residents living in the communities we serve. Through clinical research, we have the ability to provide medications and/or services that might otherwise not be available.
The Four Seasons Research and Innovation department was created in 2005 as a way to enhance the services Four Seasons provides to patients in our 13-county, western North Carolina service area. We are dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to improve care for patients and families and to developing best practices in care delivery for those with advanced illness.
Research and Innovation has conducted over 40 studies and grant projects focused on symptom management and quality of life. These studies and projects have seen remarkable results in improved pain and symptom scores from those, and Four Seasons is committed to offering these services to our patients.
Participation is not limited to Hospice and Palliative Care clients. Any person who is interested and meets study-specific eligibility criteria may participate. Participation in a research study is completely voluntary. Any study volunteer may decide to refuse to participate or to withdraw from a study at any time.
In keeping with our mission of Co-Creating The Care Experience, studies are chosen based upon the potential to improve symptom management and quality of life. We have seen remarkable results in improved pain and symptom scores from our previous trials and are committed to offering these services to our patients.
Many different reasons have been cited by previous study volunteers for why they decided to participate. Some of those are as follows:
To talk with us about participating in a study, or if you would like more information about clinical research, please fill out our contact form or call our Research & Innovation team at 828.692.6178. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.