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SPRINGFIELD AREA HOSPICE ORGANIZATIONS*

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Researched by: PAUL FLEMMING

Name Employees Avg. daily Medicare/ Profit Hospitals No. of Program Year

Address / Zip full-time patient Medicaid or w/ contractual counties Director/ locally

Telephone / Fax part-time census certified nonprofit agreements 1 served top executive estab.

1 Hospice of Southwest Missouri Cox, St. John's, Columbia,

3653 South Ave / 65807 40 120 yes profit Aurora Community, Citizens 7 Jonna Montileone, 1979

882-0453 / 882-1245 0 Memorial, Cox-Monett, Program Director

Missouri Rehabilitation Ctr

2 St. John's Hospice Care of VNA St. John's Suzanne Dollar,

2055 S Fremont / 65804 19 55 yes nonprofit Regional Health Center 12 Administrator; 1995

888-7550 / 888-7426 10 Jon Swope, VP

3 Community Hospice of America Inc

Tri-Lakes Cox, Skaggs,

1756-G Bee Creek ? Branson / 65616 17 50 + yes profit St. John's, Cox-Monett, 3 Janet Gard, 1992

335-2004 / 335-2012 5 South Barry County Program Director

4 Community Hospices of America Cox, St. John's, Texas Co.

South Central 12 35 yes profit Memorial, Baxter Regional, 7 Jo Moody, 1994

101 E 2nd St ? Mountain Grove / 65711 0 St. Francis, Ozark Med Ctr, Director

926-4146 / 926-6123 Breech Med Ctr, Columbia

5 Hospice Care of Carroll Reg Med Ctr

PO Box 317 ? Shell Knob / 65747 5 15 yes nonprofit St. John's, Skaggs 6 Carole Frost, CRNH, 1992

858-2755 / 858-2877 6 Director

6 Citizens Memorial Hospital Hospice Donald J Babb, CEO;

1500 N Oakland Bolivar / 65613 4 15 yes nonprofit Citizens Memorial, 6 Linda Wainscott, 1987

326-3585 or 1-800-955-3493 / 326-6987 0 Cox, St. John's Director

7 Ozark Mountain Hospice Help

PO Box 1094 ? Branson / 65616 90-100 2 25 no nonprofit Skaggs 2 Herbert Trimble, 1981

334-1222 / none volunteers President

Ranked by number of full-time employees. * Hospice provides intermittent medical and physical care for the terminally ill. It also provides emotional and spiritual care for the patient and family. Hospice trains the family to be the primary caregiver, and then it takes a supportive care role in keeping the patient pain- and symptom-free without hastening or hindering the natural course of the disease. It is required to provide durable medical equipment, pharmaceutical and medical supplies and volunteers. Funding is available through Medicare/Medicaid. 1 Hospices are required to have a contractual agreement that allows the use of hospital facilities. Anyone can refer. 2Ozark Mountain Hospice is funded solely through donations and fund raisers. Its board has advisory medical doctors, and volunteers offer the primary caregiver supplemental help in caring for the patient. Free transportation to area hospitals and medical equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, beds) are donated to patients. [[In-content Ad]]

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