- Flowood, MS 392323010 Lakeland CoveSuite Z-1
Attala, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leake, Madison, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Warren, and Yazoo
Our promise is to be a trusted caregiver so you and your family can focus on the time you have together. We earn that trust by listening and understanding your goals for care. If you or someone you love has a life-limiting illness, call us for information or simply to talk about options.
- 24/7 availability from licensed hospice professionals
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and other symptoms managed to your goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Physical, occupational and dietary therapy
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Spiritual care and support
- Hospice aides to help with the tasks of daily living
- Ongoing grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Palliative care helps people with a serious illness feel better; physically, emotionally and spiritually. It focuses improving quality of life at any stage of an illness.
Expert pain management is an example of care. Because everyone deals with pain differently, we listen to the patients, family members and doctors to help patients get relief at the right level and at the right time.
- Initial consultation and evaluation
- Coordinated care plans based on your needs and goals
- Managing pain to your desired levels
- Support to reduce the stress of a serious illness
- Help with fatigue and sleep problems
- Managing nausea or loss of appetite
Palliative care can begin as soon as someone is diagnosed with an illness. It does not signal that a person has given up hope for recovery or a cure.
Tammy has an extensive background in long-term care and regional management. She enjoys spending time with her family and being an active member of Lakeshore Church.
Director of Clinical Services
As a RN with more than 25 years of experience, I’ve had the honor of participating in hospice for 16 of those years. With opportunities to grow and advance through the different positions, from RN case manager to administrator, I can truly say that director of clinical services is my “sweet spot.” This is an encore opportunity with Compassus, as I served in this position in Shreveport, Louisiana. Because of that prior positive experience, I was pleased to reassure our colleagues here in Jackson about the integrity of the Compassus organization. The opportunity to use my experience to encourage future leaders on our team and to help foster more understanding and acceptance of hospice care are only a few of the reasons I love what I do.
Director of Clinical Services
Ashley has been a nurse for three years, with experience in critical care and hospice. She feels as though she has truly found her calling and plans to be with Compassus for years to come. She has a true heart for helping patients and their families through one of the most difficult stages of life. Ashley is quick to share her enthusiasm and dedication to the hospice promise with the Flowood team. She lives in Brandon with her husband and three dogs: Sadie, Dixie and Klaus.
Maggie began her career as a master’s level social worker at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She earned her LCSW credentials in 2008. She served families at Batson for 12 years before leaving to attend nursing school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her first job in nursing was on the med/surge floor at the VA Hospital. She joined Compassus in 2015 as an RN case manager and is currently the clinical liaison for area hospitals. Maggie meets with patients and family members who are referred to hospice to guide them through the process of discharge from the hospital to admission in their home setting. She coordinates care with healthcare professionals to make the entry to hospice care as convenient and peaceful as possible. Maggie shares insights gathered from the patient and family with her Compassus team to achieve optimal care during the end stages of life.
Hospice Care Consultant
Ketra has been a hospice care consultant with Compassus Flowood since September 2018. She has worked in healthcare for almost 20 years, with each experience being unique. "Working in hospice is a special experience. Compassus enables me to follow my passion for helping people and experiencing the real meaning of love and teamwork. Most of all, it's great when each person you work with shows that one special part of the word that you hear in our name, COMPASSION. I look forward to many more extraordinary experiences with this team in Flowood."
Hospice Care Consultant
I have been working in Hospice since March 2016, but my personal journey with Hospice began in August 2012. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in early 2010. It was a long and difficult journey, yet we did not have to go it alone. Hospice was there for us for when we needed them most, and that is why I love what I do. I hope to share my passion for hospice with others in need of our services. My goal is to be a part of the rest of their journey and to ensure they maintain the highest levels of comfort and dignity.
Quality Assurance Nurse
Mischa has been with Compassus since June, 2014. She began her hospice career as a case manager and later transitioned to admission coordinator. She now serves as the quality assurance nurse in Flowood. Mischa has been a RN for 26 years and feels hospice is her ministry. She is thankful to work with a team who share her passion for caring for people.
As a volunteer coordinator with Compassus, Alahna feels that she has the best “job” in the world. She has the joy of guiding people who have a desire to help others and matching them with patients and families needing comfort, encouragement and sometimes prayer. Alahna enjoys meeting, training, and encouraging people who want to use their time and talents helping others. Her past hospice experiences include working as a community educator and marketing professional to share the gifts of hospice care with patients and families.
Renee’ has worked in hospice for twenty-five years and as a pastor for twenty-one years. Her passion is helping families get through difficult times as their love one transitions to the end of their life’s journey. That passion led to Compassus and the joy of giving families the grief support they need. Her life Motto is, “Don’t ever give up; keep the faith and trust God with your whole heart!”
I’ve been with Compassus since 2018. I was so inspired when I witnessed the compassionate and excellent care Compassus provided to my grandmother when she passed. This team also took great care of my grandfather this year, reducing a lot of stress on my mother. The Compassus staff is truly a blessing to my family and I'm honored to be a part of this team!
Christy Jarrett has been with Compassus for 13 years. She is our team coordinator with the important responsibility of helping our clinical staff care for the needs of patients and families. She has two children.
Business Office Coordinator
My first experience with hospice began at Marty's Pharmacy in 1994. I was a tech for the hospice side of the pharmacy. I became very involved with the nurses who went out day-to-day, dealing with hospice patients and families. I was the one ensuring they had the correct medications. My personal experience was with both of my grandparents, so now I was the family and that's when I truly understood what hospice was all about. I went on to work for a local hospice owned by our very own Robbin McGaha and continued to learn from her teaching and mentorship. I have been involved with hospice, in one way or another, for 20 years and I hope to continue to grow with this wonderful, caring and understanding company called Compassus.
Listening to a patient's story or reading a passage from their favorite book are simple acts that offer comfort. Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be joining hospice volunteers helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
- Enter your information below and a volunteer coordinator will send you an application and information.
- Volunteer requirements and training.
Originally from New Orleans, La., went to LSU for undergraduate, LSU-HCS Shreveport for Medical School, University Of Florida for Internal Medicine residency. Married since 2008, Dr. Herpich has two daughters Lily and Charlotte.
Pediatric Medical Director
Betty Herrington, M.D., is a hematologist and oncologist at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. She specializes in pediatric oncology.
- Medical school: University of Mississippi School of Medicine
- Internship: University of Mississippi Medical Center
- Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center
- Fellowship: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center
The Compassus program serving Jackson and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain James Cresswell during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for...
- Wednesday, October 25th, 2017