Our Story

THE ASCEND HOSPICE CARE VISION

Ascend Hospice Care was founded in 2016 by a group of locals and continues to be operated under the local Board of Directors. 

​The goal of Ascend Hospice is to revolutionize hospice care as we know it in Northeast Louisiana.
To do so, our mission is to provide compassionate, loving, and transformational care. 

At Ascend Hospice Care, the focus is not on dying, but instead, about living in the setting of terminal illness; it is the quality of life to be had at the end of life. We embrace the sanctity of life, even a life that is approaching finality. 

Our Team

MEET THE FAMILY

Kaye Spillers

Kaye Spillers

ADMINISTRATOR

Dr. David Barnes

Dr. David L. Barnes

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

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Dr. Byron Henry

ASSOCIATE MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Nurses: 

Mandy Waggoner, RN, Director of Nursing
Jessica Stewart, Nurse Practitioner
Annette Branco, RN
Paul Carter, RN

Jaleesa Chambers, RN
Nichole Cowan, RN

Sean Boudreaux, RN
Charlotte Odom, RN (PT)
Donneshia McDonald, RN 


LPNs:


Jhela Barnett, LPN


CNAs:

LaTesha Powell
Shaterika Curry
Betty Reynolds
Tatiyana Colquitt
Nykeishan Graham

 

Administration: 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Katherine Stutts, LPN
 
OFFICE MANAGER
Rebecca Sims

COMMUNITY LIAISON
Charlotte McNeal, RN

 

Support Staff:

SOCIAL WORKERS
Krystal Richard, LMSW
Kristin Ricard, LMSW


CHAPLAINS
Brother Randy Ray
Brother Joe Rosales


BEREAVEMENT COORDINATOR
Brother Joe Rosales

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Charlotte McNeal, RN

DIETICIAN
Connie Franks

In Action

CHECK OUT SOME FUN SHOTS OF OUR TEAM

Jasmine Dean, Krystal Richard
Jasmine Dean, Krystal Richard

In appreciation on Social Workers' Week

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith

Best Delivery Man, ever.. for Southeastern Freight Lines.

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Katherine, "Kat"

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Jasmine Dean, Krystal Richard
Jasmine Dean, Krystal Richard

In appreciation on Social Workers' Week

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