- 119 West Presley Blvd
- McComb, MS 39648 Directions
- 119 West Presley Blvd
Primary Services:Hospice Care
At Compassus, our mission is serving terminally ill patients and their families with Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. The Colleagues of Compassus are committed to keeping The Hospice Promise by delivering the highest quality of care, serving the needs of patients and families and spreading the stories of hospice to those whom they come into contact. Our goal is to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.
- Admission 7 days a week
- Assistance in-home with companionship and caregiver respite
- Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Bereavement grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
- Caregiver support groups
- Community outreach and education programs
- Compassus Connection hospice bridge program
- Continuous care when needed
- We Honor Veterans Level 1 Certification
- Care provided by RN Case Managers and Hospice Home Health Aide
- Deyta Hospice Honors Award recipient
- Light housekeeping
- Local call nurses
- Medications, medical supplies, and equipment
- Non-denominational Chaplain and spiritual services/counseling
- Pain and symptom management centered around patient and family goals
- Personal physician, hospice medical director and RN coordinated care
- Respite care
- Trained Volunteers
I began my career in health care in 1983 as a Emergency Medical Technician and became a Paramedic. I was Paramedic Supervisor of a hospital based ambulance service until 1994. Upon completion of nursing school in 1994 I became a Registered Nurse and worked as a director of nursing for a nursing home until 2004 when I became a regional nurse consultant for the same company. I began my career in hospice in 2008 when I became executive director of Community Hospices of America, now Compassus. I oversee McComb, Natchez and Brookhaven Compassus programs.
Lucius “Luke” Lampton, MD, practices family medicine in Magnolia, Mississippi, and is chief of staff and medical director of Beacham Memorial Hospital. He also serves as medical director of the Compassus program serving McComb, Mississippi.
Dr. Lampton is extraordinarily active in the community. He currently serves as chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Health, is a clinical associate professor at Tulane Medical School and is part of the clinical faculty for the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. A fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Lampton is secretary of the South Central Medical Society and a past president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians. He also helped establish and serves on the legislative commission of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.
For his leadership in continuing to raise industry benchmarks for quality hospice care, Dr. Lampton received the R. Sean Morrison, M.D. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hospice Physician Leadership from Compassus.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Lampton has served on Momentum Mississippi, an initiative focusing on the state’s long-term economic strategy, and on Governor Barbour’s Transition Team. Passionate about historic preservation, he is president of the Foundation of Mississippi History and recipient of a resolution of merit from the Mississippi Historical Society. He serves on boards for the South Pike School District, the Mississippi School Board Association, the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation and the Center for Southern Culture at Ole Miss.
Since 1997, Dr. Lampton has served as editor and publisher of the award-winning Magnolia Gazette. His articles and book reviews have appeared in various publications, from the Mark Twain Journal to the Journal of Mississippi History, and his work has been featured on televised programs such as the BBC, History Channel, CSPAN, Mississippi ETV and Turner South.