Compassus – Lamar Recognizes Local Nursing Assistant

Starla Smith receives recognition for delivery of superior hospice care during National Nursing Assistants Week

The Compassus program serving Lamar and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Starla Smith during National Nursing Assistants Week June 15-22 for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.


“We are proud to recognize Starla for her tireless efforts to provide our patients and their families with superior care that goes beyond fulfilling their medical and emotional needs, delivering a more meaningful end-of-life experience for our patients,” said Janet Gard, executive director for Compassus – Lamar. “Starla’s positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients and willingness to support colleagues makes her an integral part of the care we provide. We are extremely fortunate to have her on the Compassus team.”


Nursing assistants provide as much as 90 percent of the direct long-term care delivered in the U.S., interacting daily with an array of personalities, cultures, abilities and disabilities in nursing homes, home care, hospice, assisted living and other long term care settings.


Compassus – Lamar will recognize other local nursing assistants during National Nursing Assistants Week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.


For more information about National Nursing Assistants Week, visit cna-network.org.