- Pittsburg, KS 66762200 East CentennialSuite 9
Primary Services:Hospice Care
We recognize that every life is to be cherished. That's why our care focuses on the person, rather than the disease. If you have questions, call us 24/7 or use the contact form on this page. Our goal is to help you make well-informed hospice decisions during one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.
- Pain and symptom management
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Local on-call nurses
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Bereavement grief support
- Light housekeeping
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care and support
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Hospice is a fully covered Medicare benefit.
Coverage includes nurses, other caregivers, medicines, supplies and equipment, with no out-of-pocket expenses for the hospice diagnosis.
Call us toll-free at 833-299-1525
Janet is the Executive Director of four hospice locations in Missouri and one in Kansas. Janet has been an executive director with Community Hospices of America/Hospice Compassus since 1992. Janet graduated with BS Business from John Brown University Siloam Springs AR. She served on the task force that wrote “Guidelines for End of Life Care” which is now part of the MO DHSS standards of care for hospice patients in LTCF. Janet has been certified as an EPEC instructor, an EDNA instructor and has presented multiple 8 hour programs for the Missouri League of Nursing. She has conducted classes for (MALA) Missouri Assisted Living Association, (MHC) Missouri Health Care, (AMDA) American Medical Directors Association., (MHPCO) Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association and is frequently a guest speaker for colleges and university. She served 18 years as Board Member for Taney County Health Department, 3.5 years as Board Member for Western Taney County Fire Protection District, and was the Southern Governor for Missouri Association of Fire Protection District.
Managing Clinical Director
Debra Herndon, is Managing Clinical Director for 5 hospice locations in MO and KS. She is Graduate of the University of Arkansas. Debra has worked for Hospice Compassus since 2003. She has worked at Cox Health Systems, in clinical education for 20 years and has worked for St. Jude’s Research Hospital prior to hospice. She is the former nurse manager/ultrasound tech with Options Pregnancy Clinic in Branson, MO.
Dr. John Alden DO, is Board certified in Family Practice and Hospice Palliative Care, he graduated 1986 from Midwestern University/ Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Dr. Alden practices Family Medicine at the Med One Clinic, Barton County Hospital in Lamar Missouri. Dr. Alden is Medical Director for three Hospice Compassus locations- Joplin, and Lamar in Missouri and Hospice Compassus in Pittsburg KS. He has worked as Medical Director since 2009.
Chrystina Boyd receives national recognition for delivery of superior hospice care during National Nursing Assistants Week.
- Friday, June 15th, 2018
The Compassus program serving Pittsburg and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Don Noland and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week ...
- Thursday, April 12th, 2018