- Ruston, LA 71720100 S Trenton St.
Primary Services:Hospice Care
We understand that choosing hospice can be an emotional decision. It’s a decision you don’t have to make alone. Talk with your family, your doctors and others you trust. If you have questions, call us 24/7 or use the form on this page. Our goal is to help you make well-informed 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
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care and support
- Volunteer services
- Bereavement grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
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.
With over 25 years of nursing experience, Richard Hinton has gained a wealth of skills and knowledge that benefits both his colleagues and patients. Richard began his hospice career in 2010 and joined the Compassus family in March 2016.
Connie Kennedy graduated from ULM with her BSN in 2005. She has been a hospice nurse for 9 years, joining Compassus in April of 2016.
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.
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.
Listening to a patient's story or reading a passage from their favorite book can bring great comfort. Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers who are helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
- Learn about volunteering requirements and training.
- Enter your information below and a volunteer coordinator will send you an application and information.
M. Shane Phillips
Dr. Shane Phillips attained is BS from La Tech University in 1993 and his medical degree from Louisiana State University in 1999. He completed his residency and internship at Tuscaloosa Family Medicine. Dr. Phillips went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of the LA State Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the College of Sports Medicine.