Division President, Hospice and Palliative Care

Mike Kirkbride

Division President, Hospice and Palliative Care

Mike Kirkbride, PharmD, joined Compassus in 2020 as Division President and leads hospice operations for Compassus programs in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia. Kirkbride’s more than 30 years of experience in post-acute care as an operational leader and licensed pharmacist enhance clinical and operational resources throughout the Compassus network.


Kirkbride has worked in a variety of executive leadership roles, most recently serving as vice president of specialty pharmacy operations for Option Care Health, a home infusion and specialty pharmacy services provider. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade with American HomePatient where helped shape the company’s approach to continuous quality improvement as chief compliance officer and vice president of clinical services. Additionally, Kirkbride created a national pharmacy presence for American HomePatient to complement the management of chronic respiratory patients. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions with Matria Healthcare, McKesson Medication Management and HCA Healthcare.


As a pharmacist licensed in multiple states, Kirkbride earned a doctorate in Pharmacy at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.