Division President, Hospice and Palliative Care

Laura Templeton

Division President, Hospice and Palliative Care

As Division President since 2018, Laura Templeton leads hospice operations for Compassus programs in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Since joining the company in 2012, she has held roles including managing clinical director, executive director, director of operations and regional vice president of operations.


Templeton uses her strong clinical background and leadership skills developed as a nurse to ensure all patients and families receive high quality care. She plays an integral role in managing productivity and performance across her programs and contributes to numerous quality improvement projects.


Prior to joining Compassus, Templeton worked at various health centers near Jefferson City, Missouri, most recently serving as the director of maternal child health, ICU, telemetry and cardiac short stay at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.


She obtained an MBA in Health Care from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri.