- 5355 Eastern Avenue
- Davenport, IA 52807 Directions
Primary Services:Hospice Care
If you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, we know you're facing difficult and emotional decisions. Call us 24/7 or use the contact form on this page for information or just to talk about care. We're here to help you with well-informed hospice decisions.
- Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and symptom control centered around patient and family goals
- Personal physician, hospice medical director and RN coordinated care
- Home health aides
- Spiritual care and support
- Music therapy and massage therapy
- Bereavement grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Mashell Belzer is the director of clinical services for Compassus – Davenport. A graduate of Southeastern Community College, Mashell has focused the majority of her nursing career on long-term care and has extensive experience leading successful care teams. In her role, Mashell strives to ensure patients receive the care they deserve to preserve quality of life in their end-of-life journey.
Patricia Christy BSN RN CHPCA is Executive Director for our Eastern Iowa Program overseeing operations in 28 counties in Eastern Iowa. Patricia is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Nursing where she earned her BSN in 1989. Previously she received her Diploma in Nursing through the Akron General Medical Center School of Nursing in 1974. Patricia has been an active leader in hospice, home care, oncology and holistic nursing for over 42 years. She is one of the Great Iowa Nurses from its inaugural year in 2005 and has current and past certifications in Oncology Nursing, Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing both clinically as well as administratively, Holistic Nursing, and Integrative Therapies including Aromatherapy and Reiki. Patricia is married and has 6 children, 10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Her personal passions (other than family) include gardening, herbalism and social justice.
Listening to a hospice patient's story or reading a passage of their favorite book can enrich the life of a hospice patient. Whether you volunteer behind the scenes at a local office or one-on-with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers who are helping others navigate life's closing chapters.
- Learn about volunteering requirements and training.
- If you're ready to serve, enter your information below and a volunteer coordinator will send you an application and information.
Dr. Sayed Shah serves as medical director for the Compassus program serving Davenport and the surrounding areas. He earned his Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Dow Medical College in 1998 after completing his undergraduate studies at D. J. Sindh Government Science College in Karachi, Pakistan. In 2001 he relocated to Chicago where he completed his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital.
Prior to his role with Compassus, Dr. Shah worked as a hospitalist for Community Health Care and opened his own functional medicine practice, the Mandala Integrative Center. He is also medical director of Premier Estates of Muscatine, a nursing home in Muscatine, Iowa. He is board certified in internal medicine and is currently working to earn his fellowship in functional medicine from the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
The Compassus program serving Davenport and the surrounding areas reminds community members to pause this Memorial Day to acknowledge the true meaning of...
- Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
The Compassus programs serving Eastern Iowa and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Bill Kupersmith and all hospice volunteers during National...
The Compassus programs serving Eastern Iowa are now offering a specialized hospice program called Tapestries for patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other t...
The Compassus program serving Davenport and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain Don Combs during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for providing...
- Wednesday, October 25th, 2017