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Caldwell, Catahoula (partial), Claiborne (partial), East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, West Carroll (partial), Winn
If you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, we know you're facing difficult decisions. Call us for answers, information or just to talk about hospice. We're here to help you with well-informed decisions.
- Home medical equipment including beds, chairs and walkers
- Medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and other symptoms managed to your goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Hospice aides for personal care and light homemaking
- Spiritual care and support
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Physical therapy, dietary counseling and other therapy services
- Ongoing grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing facility or your personal residence
Palliative care helps people with a serious illness feel better, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It focuses on improving quality of life at any stage of an illness.
Care can begin as soon as someone is diagnosed with an illness. It does not signal that a person is giving up hope for recovery or a cure.
Dana Jennings graduated from ULM with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1998. She worked in a variety of areas including emergency room nursing, general medical, and long term care before joining the Compassus family in August 2004. She began her career with Compassus as the Director of Clinical Services and stepped into the role of Executive Director in May 2010.
Jessica graduated from the University of Louisiana Monroe with a BA in 1997, a MSEd in 1998 and a BSN in 2003. She started her nursing career at Glenwood Regional Medical center on CV Telemetry floor and moved to CV ICU where she worked until joining the Compassus family in 2007. She worked initially as a RN case manager then as the Admissions Nurse before moving to her current position as Director of Clinical Services in 2010.
Nicole Richey graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2006 with Associate Degree in Nursing. She began her career at Glenwood Regional Medical Center where she worked in Oncology for 2 years. She joined the Compassus family in 2008 as the on-call nurse, then as a RN Case Manager before moving to her current role as Admissions nurse.
Amy has been a nurse with a focus in geriatric care for over 20 years. I joined the Compassus family in 2006 where I continue to follow my passion of caring for the elderly at such an important part of their life’s journey. I find it very rewarding being able to assist people in improving the quality of their lives and blessed that I am allowed to share this time with them.
Daphne Martin graduated from ULM school of Nursing in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree. She worked at as a Telemetry nurse for 5ys before joining the Compassus family in 2006 as a RN case manager.
Sean graduated with his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana – Monroe in 1998. He has experience in many fields of nursing including intensive care, cardiac intensive care, emergency, case management, and hospice. Sean first joined the Compassus family in the role of On-call RN in 2008.
Mary graduated from Louisiana Tech University in February 2000. She worked in NICU at LSU Shreveport and National Home Care before becoming a RN Case Manager for Compassus Monroe from 2005-2008. After having twins and moving to central Louisiana, Mary returned to Compassus and worked in the Natchez, Mississippi office from 2011-2014. After accepting a position with Caring Hearts Hospice as their DON in 2014, she once again rejoined the Compassus family with the Compassus acquisition of Caring Hearts in March 2016. Mary enjoys caring for patients and their families and feels like hospice is her calling.
Becky McCann entered the hospice nursing arena after 35+ years in the hospital setting, the majority in critical care. She has a passion for nursing and states that transitioning to hospice was a positive move for her. Becky enjoys being able to really get to know her patients and provide care in areas familiar to them instead of in a place away from home surrounded by unfamilar machines and people. Her faith is very important to her, and she enjoys utilizing that as an integral part of patient care when possible.
Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be part of a volunteer team helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
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Dr. Charles (Chuck) Morgan attained his BA in Biology, graduating summa cum laude from Rice University in Houston and his Medical Degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Morgan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Morgan joined the Compassus family in 2004.
He is married to wife, Margo, and has two daughters. He enjoys music, playing keyboard with an all physician band, “Code Blue and the Flatliners, and playing bass guitar with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Michael O’Neal is a life-long resident of Ouachita Parish. Graduating from Claiborne Christian Academy, he went on to receive his BS in Biology from the University of La Monroe. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University- Shreveport in 2005. Dr. O’Neal completed his residency at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Dr. O’Neal is currently a hospitalist at St. Francis Medical Center where he has served our community since July 2008. He joined the Compassus family as Associate Medical Director in October of 2010.
Dr. O’Neal is married to wife, Khristy and has 3 children.