The Hospice Compassus program, which serves Osage Beach and the surrounding areas, recently recognized Jessica Ruehter during the 38th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, June 11-18, for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families.

“We are proud to recognize Jessica for the compassionate hospice care she provides our patients and families,” said Laura Templeton, executive director for Hospice Compassus – Osage Beach, in a news release about the honor. “Jessica’s positive and caring attitude, exceptional ability to understand and comfort patients, and willingness to support colleagues makes her an integral part of our Hospice Compassus team.”

Nursing assistants provide as much as 90 percent of the direct long-term care delivered in the United States. Hospice Compassus nursing assistants may provide care in the patient’s own home or the home of a loved one, a long-term care or assisted living facility or hospital.

“With their regular visits, nursing assistants become trusted sources of comfort and support for patients and families, and they play an important role in our care team by relating any concerns regarding the patient to other members of our hospice team,” said Mark Shen, D.O., associate medical director for Hospice Compassus – Osage Beach, in the news release.

Hospice Compassus – Osage Beach will recognize its local nursing assistants this week by presenting them with framed certificates of appreciation for their dedication to the patients and families they serve.

For more information about Hospice Compassus – Osage Beach services, call 573-348-1566.

Hospice Compassus recognizes local nursing assistant
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