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, Clinical Supv.

Debby Coleman, RN
Annette Branco, RN
Nikki Blondin, RN
Mary Beth Westmoreland, RN
Charlotte Odom, RN
Sean Boudreaux, RN

Laysha Griffin, RN
Jhela Barnett, LPN
Jaleesa Chambers, LPN

Certified Nursing Assistants: 

Deva Jones, CNA Supervisor

Mary Thomas

Tamiko Smith

Ilene Baker

LaPorche' Snell

Administration: 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Amanda Averett
 

OFFICE MANAGER

Katherine Stutts, LPN

COMMUNITY LIAISON

Charlotte McNeal, RN

Support Staff:

SOCIAL WORKERS
Cindy Smith, LCSW
Jasmine Dean, LMSW


CHAPLAINS
Brother Randy Ray
Brother Joe Rosales


BEREAVEMENT COORDINATOR
Joe Rosales

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Robyn McCarty

In Action

CHECK OUT SOME FUN SHOTS OF OUR TEAM

Dr. Barnes, Amanda, Kaye, & Charlotte.

Amanda (Elf), Matt Durham, and Brother Randy Ray (Santa) at the West Monroe Guest House.

Amanda & Brother Randy Ray as Santa and his elf!

Dr. Barnes, Amanda, Kaye, & Charlotte.

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