KURT MERKELZ, M.D., NAMED CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF COMPASSUS

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health programs, today announced the addition of Kurt Merkelz, M.D., to the organization’s executive team as senior vice president and chief medical officer.   Dr. Merkelz has been a part of Compassus since 2010, previously serving as medical director of the program […]

COMPASSUS – BOZEMAN TO HOST WEEKLY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Compassus program, formerly Rocky Mountain Hospice, serving Bozeman and the surrounding areas is hosting a nine-week support group this spring for grieving adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The group will meet Tuesday evenings, March 7  through May 2, 2017, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.   Bereavement […]

COMPASSUS – TULLAHOMA TO HOST VOLUNTEER TRAINING ORIENTATION

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – The Compassus program serving Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy and Moore Counties will host a free hospice volunteer training orientation on Saturday, February 25, at the Compassus – Tullahoma location.   Volunteers are an integral part of the Compassus care team and are relied on to provide support, companionship and dignity to […]

COMPASSUS – GREEN BAY RECOGNIZES WISE HEALTH CARE CONSUMER MONTH

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Compassus program serving Green Bay and the surrounding areas joins the American Institute of Preventive Medicine in observing Wise Health Care Consumer Month this February. This month is dedicated to informing and empowering consumers to understand their health care options, communicate with their care providers and make educated decisions about […]

COMPASSUS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN NORTHSHORE

MANDEVILLE, La. – The Compassus program serving Mandeville and the surrounding areas is currently seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.   “Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Pat Travasos, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Northshore. “Whether simply providing companionship or […]

COMPASSUS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS – The Compassus program serving New Orleans and the surrounding areas is currently seeking volunteers to provide comfort and support to patients and families in need of end-of-life care.   “Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus,” said Pat Travasos, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – New Orleans. “Whether simply providing […]

COMPASSUS – TULLAHOMA TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

  TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – The Compassus program serving Tullahoma and the surrounding areas will host an open house on Thursday, January 26, at the Compassus – Tullahoma location. This free event is open to the public and will provide an overview of hospice and palliative care, including services, benefits, eligibility and coverage. There will also […]

COMPASSUS – ALBUQUERQUE HONORS PATIENTS WITH LIFE JOURNALS

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Compassus program serving Albuquerque and the surrounding communities honors hospice patients and their families with complementary life journals, encapsulating the thoughts, memories and philosophies of patients.   “At Compassus, we recognize the power of looking beyond a patient’s condition and into the stories they carry with them,” said Maria “Patsy” Garcia, […]

CHRISTINE DAVIS, M.D., NAMED ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF COMPASSUS PROGRAM SERVING FLORENCE

FLORENCE, Ala. – Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health programs, today announced the addition of Christine Davis, M.D., as associate medical director for the program serving Florence and the surrounding communities.   In this role, Dr. Davis will provide quality medical care to patients, working with their team of physicians […]

COMPASSUS – DRESHER RELOCATES OFFICE

DRESHER, Pa. – The Compassus hospice program serving Dresher and the surrounding areas will be relocating its office on December 27. The new office is located at 601 Office Center Drive in Fort Washington.   Compassus – Dresher will continue to serve Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.   “Our team is steadfastly committed to expanding […]

COMPASSUS – BEDFORD HONORS LOCAL VETERANS WITH SPECIALIZED CARE

BEDFORD, N.H. – There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the U.S., including 9.2 million over the age of 65. As the nation pays tribute to American servicemen and women, living and dead, this Veterans Day – November 11 – Compassus reminds communities of the recognition and compassionate care they deserve when dealing with […]

COMPASSUS – MACON TO HOST MONTHLY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

MACON, Mo. – The Compassus program serving Macon will host a monthly grief support group designed for members of the community who have experienced the death of a loved one. The meetings, which are free and open to the public, will be held on the third Thursday of every month.   When coping with the […]

COMPASSUS – WEST PLAINS RELOCATES OFFICE

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Compassus hospice program serving West Plains and the surrounding areas will be relocating its office on November 9. The new office is located at 707 Kentucky Avenue in the Gant Annex at the Burton Creek Medical Complex.   Compassus – West Plains will continue to serve Howell, Oregon, Ozark and […]

COMPASSUS TO HOST 10th ANNUAL NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Compassus program serving Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas will host its 10th Annual Night of Remembrance on Thursday, November 3, at Hinton Park in Petal, Mississippi. The purpose of the event  is to honor patients who have passed this year and bring comfort to their loved ones.   “Sometimes we have […]