At Compassus of Springfield, our mission is serving terminally ill patients and their families with compassion, integrity, and excellence. We are committed to offering the greatest possible comfort for those experiencing 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 it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
- CHPN and CHPNA certified nurses and hospice health aides
- Medical social services
- Spiritual counseling
- We Honor Veterans; level 4 certification
- Bereavement grief support
- Compassionate Touch certified and comfort baskets
Amy Winburn, MSN, RN, has been a Springfield area resident since 1985. She received her nursing degree from Cox College. She worked for Cox Hospital as a medical-surgical nurse and received her BSN from Missouri State University. Amy went on to earn a Master's in Nursing from Vanderbilt University.
Amy joined Compassus in 2004 and has held several positions of leadership, including Regional Clinical Director and now Executive Director of the Springfield and Osceola programs. She and Rick, her husband of 19 years, have two children, Emma and Eva.
Managing Clinical Director
I joined the Compassus team in April 1995 as a hospice aide and fell in love with the positive impact we bring to the lives of patients and families. Over the years I have held several positions within our company, including Clinical Nursing Assistant, Team Coordinator, RN case manager, Director of Clinical Services, and Regional Clinical Director. I currently serve as the Managing Clinical Director for locations in Springfield and Osceola, Massachusetts.
I obtained my Associate Nursing degree at SBU/St Johns school of Nursing and live in the Springfield area with my husband Mike. We have three children Tyler, Dusty and Macey.
Director of Sales
Janet Weber joined Compassus in 2012, bringing with her a service mindset shown through her years and commitment to serving our community. Whether it’s serving as the Chair for the Go Red for Women, Board Memberships: Leadership Springfield, Greene County History Museum, Springfield Catholic and Public Schools, Team Coordinator for Relay for Life and chief cookie baker for church bake sales, Janet enjoys giving her time and talents to our community.
Janet and her husband, Gary, a pharmacist with Wal-Mart, have been married for 25 years and have two son’s: Blake attending Mizzou and Garrett attending Springfield Catholic. The Weber family enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends.
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Michele Tyson, MSN, ANP-BC, is an adult nurse practitioner who earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. She is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Sher and Martin, her husband of 21 years, have two children, Olivia and Ewan, who keep them mildly overwhelmed and always amused. She enjoys coffee, yoga and traveling with her family.
Palliative Care Coordinator
Kayla was born in Springfield, Missouri. She left the area as a child, traveling with her family to her father's military stations, but returned to Springfield where she graduated from Kickapoo High School.
Kayla's experience in clinical and medical administration began in 1994. She and Carl, her husband of 11 years, have two children, Heather and Maisey. Kayla volunteers for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, where she teaches leadership training for girls ages 11-21. She is also a volunteer with the Republic Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a BS in Psychology from NW Missouri State University and a MS in Counseling from SW Missouri State University. I've lived in the Springfield area for 35 years.
I started my hospice career with Hospice of SW Missouri, now known as Compassus, in 1989. I love my current role as Bereavement Coordinator. I am currently a Compassus volunteer and held a position as Counselor for many years. Prior to joining Compassus, I was in private practice and the Director of Admissions at a small hospital.
My wife, Jamie, has been an elementary school teacher for more than 25 years, helping children form a good foundation for future success. We're proud parents of two adult children, Karson, 22, and Kalli, 20. In my spare time I'm a world class powerlifter and advocate for investing in yourself for mental and physical health and longevity. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to meet, serve, and work with the people I do on a daily basis.
My hospice experience dates back to 1992 and I’ve worn many hats during my career. Prior to my current role as Bereavement Coordinator for Compassus, I was an Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Support Coordinator, Payroll Assistant, Community Services Coordinator and a Hospice Services Consultant. Before starting my hospice career, I was a stay-at-home mom.
Director of Clinical Services
My career with Compassus began in 2000 as an RN Case Manager. Since then, my roles have included, Admission Nurse, Quality Assurance Nurse, Admission Coordinator, and my current position as Director of Clinical Services for more than three years.
I grew up in Bois’D’Arc, Missouri and graduated from high school in Ash Grove. I've been married to my husband, Tom for 45 years and we have three children, Angie, Doug and Tamra. We've also been blessed with 7 beautiful grandchildren. We have a dog, Goldie, and a calico cat, Marley.
Director of Clinical Services
I started my healthcare path as a CNA and continued my nursing education with an RN degree in 2011 from Lincoln University. I've worked with Compassus as a Director of Clinical Services since 2012.
My husband Montez and I live near Lebanon with our four active boys. We spend most evenings and weekends running to their practices or games. When I have a chance, my hobbies include photography, traveling and crafting. I also volunteer with the local Lions Club, and I'm on the Board of Directors for Cope, a local domestic violence shelter. I'm blessed to be part of the Compassus family as end-of-life care is my true passion.
Director of Clinical Services
I've been with Compassus since 1999 in roles including, Case Manager, Call Team Nurse, Admissions Coordinator, and Director of Clinical Services. I'm originally from Louisville, Nebraska. My family and I moved to Missouri in 1980 to be near relatives, as my mother was raised in the Norwood area. I married Art Simmoneau five years ago and we have six sons, nine grandchildren, and six dogs. In our spare time, you'll find us on the motorcycle discovering new foods to sample and scenery to take in.
My years of experience in the non-profit world were ideal preparation for my current position with Compassus. I started in non-profits as an Americorps member at the Illinois version of what's known as Child Care Aware in Missouri. Most recently, I was Development Manager at The ALS Association. Prior to that, I worked five years with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, first in patient services and then as Special Events Manager. Each position taught me about service. But it was my experience as a homemaker with a home health agency where I learn first-hand about the unique needs of those in hospice and palliative care.
I'm originally from Illinois, but consider myself a Springfield local after calling it home for nine years. My family and three children, Drew, 19, Levi, 13 and Sophia, 10, are the loves of my life. My children are funny, smart, inquisitive, full of ideas and just as ornery as they are cute! My favorite hobby is finding vintage and antique items to sell in my booth at the Vintage Peddler here in Springfield. I find it so exciting to discover new uses for old things.
Executive Medical Director
Kevin Watt, D.O., received his medical degree from Kirksville, College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency at Tulsa Regional Hospital. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative care.
Dr. Watt is the Medical Director for several local long-term care facilities and for Compassus. He and Kristen, his wife of 29 years, have three children, Sarah, Zachary and Emily. In his spare time, Dr. Watt enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and hunting deer and quail.
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