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Staff Introductions:

It is an Honor to introduce to you all our Director Of Nursing, Mrs. Mandy Waggoner, RN, DON




Mandy came to Ascend Hospice Care in July 2018 and became the DON in January 2020. She grew up in the Ruston area riding horses and playing softball. She graduated from Ruston High and then received her Nursing Degree from LA Tech in 2013. She is married to Brian Waggoner and has 2 Children, Marissa who is married and lives in Choudrant and Chandler who graduated from LA Tech and now lives in Orlando Fl where he works. Mandy and Brian are the proud new Grandparents of a baby girl named Charlie! Mandy's passions include helping animals and she currently has 4 dogs, 1 Horse and 1 "tiny" donkey. She loves her animals!! Mandy and her husband just recently bought a home and 20 acres in the Calhoun area and she hopes to be able to rescue and adopt more animals in need.

Mandy is a wonderful DON and we all love her here at Ascend Hospice Care!

"I absolutely love my job and my Hospice Family and hope to be here for years to come" - Mandy Waggoner, RN, DON