- Willingboro, NJ 08046200 Campbell DriveSuite 106
Primary Services:Hospice Care
Everyone we serve has a unique story. It is our mission to ensure each of those stories concludes with dignity, honor and comfort. We're here to help you and your family with well-informed hospice decisions.
- Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
- Medical equipment, medication and personal care supplies
- Pain and symptom control centered on patient and family goals
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Medical social services
- Spiritual care and support
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Ongoing grief support
- Life Inspiring Events Program to encourage lasting memories
- Care provided wherever you call home, whether it be a hospital, nursing home, assisted living or your personal residence
Lori Thompson, RN, is the Executive Director for Manasquan and Willingboro programs. She graduated nursing school in 1995. After spending more than 12 years in Trauma ICU, she felt it was time to make a career change to hospice. Lori has been with Compassus for more than 7 years. Her integrity as a clinician is in line with Compassus vision statement to provide care for patients at the end of their life with compassion integrity and excellence.
Director Of Clinical Services
My name is Laura Myers and I have been a nurse for 7 years. I have been working in the hospice field for the last 4 years. Prior to hospice, I worked as a telemetry nurse at an area hospital.
I feel as though I have found my niche in hospice. I am honored by the opportunity to be a support for our patients and families as they walk this final journey in life. I have an associates degree in nursing and soon hope to start taking classes for my Bachelors degree.
I am married to my husband Rob. We currently have no children. My husband and I enjoy traveling to warm sunny places, going to hot rod car shows, and taking trips to the boardwalk. In my free time I enjoy gardening and relaxing with my family and friends.
Director of Clinical Services
Registered Nurse Case Manager
My name is Christine McNair and I have been in hospice since 2011. Prior to hospice, I was a charge nurse in the ICU. I got into hospice because of my aunt who passed away on hospice. I was inspired and knew that was my destiny.
I am currently in graduate school pursing a master/doctorate degree in nursing. My anticipated graduation date is in 2018. My ultimate goal is to become a hospice/palliative care nurse practitioner. Working in hospice is very rewarding to me. I especially love how hospice can provide life inspiring events. My favorite life inspiring event was taking one of our patients to the casino in Atlantic City. He and his family was so very happy we could provide a final trip to the casino.
I have two children and one beautiful granddaughter. My husband is a Master Chief in the Coast Guard and is getting ready to retire in the next couple years. In my spare time, I am the manager and treasurer for my son’s ice hockey team. I also am an active member in the Susan G. Komen cancer organization.
Hospice Care Consultant
Jaclyn has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career in the hospice industry shortly after graduation at just 22 years old. She successfully developed relationships within the community and expanded the understanding of hospice to Gloucestor, Salem, Cumberland and Atlantic Counties before returning home to Pittsburgh to continue her work with hospice patients, their families and the medical community.
In 2010, Jaclyn happily returned to South Jersey to become the first Life Choice Hospice Liaison (now known today as Compassus) for the state of New Jersey. She has since expanded her relationships into Mercer, Camden and Burlington Counties and with the addition of Maddie, her toy Morkie, she also incorporates the benefits of pet therapy into her hospice team’s services. In December of 2014, Jaclyn’s grandmother peacefully passed away in her home surrounded by her family, Maddie, and the hospice team. Just before her passing, Jaclyn’s grandmother lovingly made one last request – she asked Jaclyn to promise that she would continue to do what makes her the most happy in life. Jaclyn continues to honor that promise every day by dedicating herself to the South Jersey hospice industry and to the patients and families in the South Jersey area.
Licensed Social Worker
Michelle Rutigliano, LSW, has worked in the field of hospice for over eight years. This is her second career. She received a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts, and was a successful graphic designer for many years. While volunteering with an elderly home bound woman from her church, Michelle began to see other possibilities for her future. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work, and was the Caregiver Services Coordinator for the Community Agency for Senior Citizens prior to moving into hospice. She is a champion of the Life Choice/Compassus Hospice Inspiring Life program, which uses the donations received from our families to provide special events, or unique purchases that enhance the quality of life for the people we serve. With the assistance of our dedicated team, she has hosted family reunions, hired musicians, created gift baskets, and even painted the ceiling tiles of bed bound patients. Michelle received the Social Worker of the Year Award in 2014 from the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Listening to a patient's story or reading a passage from their favorite book can bring great comfort. Whether you serve behind the scenes at the office or one-on-with families, you'll be joining fellow volunteers who are helping families navigate life's closing chapters.
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A 1987 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. In 1988 completed my Osteopathic Internship at University Hospital in Kansas City, MO. In 1990 successfully completed my residency program at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne, PA.
1990 joined Sunset Road Medical Associates, PA, one of the largest independent family practices in Burlington county, New Jersey. In 2015 became the sole owner of the practice.
Became a team physician for a large local hospice and in 2010 became the Medical Director/Team Physician for LifeChoice Hospice in Willingboro, NJ.
Owner of Serendipity Healthcare, attending to long-term sub-active patients at five assisted living facilities in the community. Medical Director of Mt. laurel Center for Rehabilitation and healthcare.
Lourdes Health System’s Patient Quality Realization Committee Board Member since 2014
Active member of American Osteopathic Association and the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians. Have privileges at Lourdes Health System of Burlington County and Memorial Hospital, Mt. Holly, NJ.
Hospice patient William Byrem, M.D., was a special guest of the Philadelphia Phillies, where he celebrated his birthday with family and friends.
- Monday, October 15th, 2018
Janet Dougherty, hospice care consultant for the Compassus program serving Willingboro and the surrounding areas, was honored for her outstanding performance...
- Thursday, March 15th, 2018
The Compassus program serving Willingboro and the surrounding areas recognizes Chaplain Barbara Bain during Pastoral Care Week, October 22-28, 2017, for...
- Monday, October 30th, 2017