- Columbia, MO 652013050 I-70 Dr SESuite 100
Primary Services:Hospice Care
Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway(portion), Chariton (portion), Cole, Cooper, Howard, Linn, Macon, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Pettis, Monroe, Saline (southeast portion)
If you’re dealing with an urgent medical concern, we know you may have important questions about hospice care. Our first step is listening. When we understand your needs, we can work together to help you and your family make the most of your time together.
- 24/7 access to care
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Managing pain and other symptoms to your goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Physical therapy, dietary counseling and other therapy services
- Hospice aides to help with the tasks of daily living
- We Honor Veterans top-level status
- Spiritual care and support
- Ongoing grief support
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether in 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.
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.
Enter your details below and a volunteer coordinator will send you information and an application.
Paul E. Tatum, III, MD, MSPH, CMD, FAAHPM, is associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also serves as medical director of the Compassus program in Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Tatum graduated Magna cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and a Master’s of Science in Public Health from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He has held various medical and teaching positions, working as a long-term care staff physician in Arizona, a staff physician in Colorado, clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona and senior clinical instructor at the University of Colorado. In 2010-2011, Dr. Tatum developed national curriculum with the AAHPM and CAFP to redefine palliative medicine for primary care physicians. He is a fellow in the AAHPM and the American Geriatrics Society.
Dr. Tatum is on the AAHPM board of directors. He also serves on several national committees, including the National Quality Forum (NQF) Hospice & Palliative Care Working Group, AAHPM Policy Committee and is founding chair of that organization’s Geriatrics Special Interest Group. Locally, he serves on the University of Missouri Palliative Care Committee and MU’s Ethics Committee.
He is senior section editor for PC-FACS, the AAHPM evidence-based medicine journal, and contributes to a number of journals. He was recently awarded the 2016 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Mid-Career Physician Award for advancing end-of-life care as a basic part of the doctor-patient relationship. He is also a recipient of the R. Sean Morrison, M.D. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hospice Phy
Assistant Medical Director
Kevin Craig, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, is assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He also serves as assistant medical director of the Compassus program in Columbia, MO.
Craig graduated Magna cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – McGovern Medical School and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed post-doctoral geriatric medicine fellowship with the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Craig continues to practice as an inpatient and outpatient palliative care physician at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He is also a recipient of a 2015 University of Missouri Vice Chancellor’s Clinical / Health Service Research Award for “Oncology Pain Team PDSA” as a project sponsor and the David B Oliver MU Family and Community Medicine Faculty Award (an endowed fund established by the Parker-Oliver family) for demonstrated excellence in geriatrics and palliative care 2013.
Missouri Hospice Care Consultants Amanda Bentlage, Jennifer Beshears, Jeanne Butts and Rachel Forker were inducted into the 2019 Compassus Presidents’ Circle.
Mandy Bentlage, Jennifer Beshears and Rachel Forker, hospice care consultants for the Compassus program serving Columbia and the surrounding areas, were...
- Thursday, March 15th, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Compassus hospice program serving Columbia, Jefferson City, Macon and Osage Beach was named Program of the Year at a recent awards...
- Wednesday, May 10th, 2017