- 3050 I-70 Dr SE
- Columbia, MO 65201 Directions
- 3050 I-70 Dr SE
Primary Services:Hospice Care
Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway(portion), Chariton (portion), Cole, Cooper, Howard, Linn, Macon, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Pettis, Monroe, Saline (southeast portion)
We understand that choosing hospice can be an emotional decision. Talk with your family members, doctors, and others you trust. If you have questions, call us or use the contact form on this page. Our goal is to help you make well-informed hospice decisions during one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments.
- Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Pain and symptom control centered around patient and family goals
- Personal physician, hospice medical director and RN coordinated care
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
- Home health aides
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Spiritual counseling
- Volunteer services
- Bereavement grief support
- We Honor Veterans; Level 4 certification
Listening to a hospice patient's story or reading a passage of their favorite book can enrich the life of a hospice patient. Whether you volunteer behind the scenes at a local office or one-on-with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers who are helping others navigate life's closing chapters.
- Learn about volunteering requirements and training.
- If you're ready to serve, enter your information below and a volunteer coordinator will send you an application and information.
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.
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
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