Hospice Compassus is dedicated to compassionate care, clinical excellence, and providing comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their family members. Focused on enhancing the quality of life remaining, Hospice Compassus provides effective symptom control and care that focuses on the whole individual – addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs.
At Hospice Compassus, we honor that every life is unique and deserves a meaningful and personal final journey. If you feel the time is right for hospice care, talk to your loved ones, family physician, or call Hospice Compassus for more information on how we can serve you at this very important time.
Hospice Compassus is patient first, always.
Hospice is much more than nursing care. It focuses care on the person, rather than the disease, offering a comprehensive level of care - assuring that physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs are met.
Since many people are unfamiliar with hospice, there are many myths surrounding this type of care – many believe hospice is expensive, only for those suffering with cancer, or a place to go when there is no hope. None of these are true.
Our goal is to give you the information you need to make the heartfelt decision that is right for you. And we are always here to help you along the way.
Hospice care affirms the belief that it is important to make every moment of life as meaningful as possible, from the:
first days of a life-limiting illness to the last
to validate the quality rather than quantity of life
and to provide care to the patient and family, reflecting a living expression of love, warmth and compassion.
Hospice Compassus provides services to relieve symptoms, manage pain, and give emotional and spiritual support.
Referrals and requests for more information come from patients, families, friends, health care professionals, and spiritual counselors. It is an easy three step process to make a referral of Hospice Compassus.
Place the call to Hospice Compassus.
Refer to the ‘Locations’ page for the hospice nearest you.
Our Admissions Coordinator will contact all responsible parties to coordinate family consultations and/or patient assessments.
Our Admission Team consult, evaluates and initiates care, if appropriate.
Feel free to contact us 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for more information or to schedule a consultation. Call us at 309-342-3007
Opening its first hospice in 1979, Hospice Compassus is a family of community-based hospices. Our nationwide network is a vast resource benefiting both patients and their families. Hospice Compassus has a common culture around three core values: Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality hospice care and service in every community in which we operate, and to be both the hospice provider of choice and the hospice employer of choice.
At the Heart of Who We Are Stands Compassion.
True compassion is a very personal and private experience shared between caring people, and it is best expressed by those closest to you. This is why the people of Hospice Compassus live among you and have served you for years.
Our team shares common values, vision, and purpose. We work to provide the greatest possible comfort and care for those who experience one of life’s most intimate and challenging moments. We go to great lengths to explore and evaluate treatment options in the context of each patient's symptoms, values, and wishes.
Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained Volunteers. A comprehensive Plan of Care is directed by the patient and managed by the interdisciplinary team that may include the following individuals:
Social Workers and Therapists
Hospice Home Health Aides / Certified Nursing Assistants
Chaplains and Bereavement Counselors
HOSPICE COMPASSUS – NORTHWEST ILLINOIS EARNS TOP HONORS IN NATIONAL AWARDS
Local Program Sets U.S. Benchmark for Quality Hospice Care
GALESBURG, Ill. – Hospice Compassus – Northwest Illinois, with programs in Galesburg, Moline, Peoria, and Bloomington, was recently awarded the William H. Frist, M.D. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Quality Patient Care. The inaugural award was presented at a national physicians meeting to recognize the local program for outperforming 55 other Hospice Compassus programs throughout the U.S.
The Galesburg-based program, which was started in 1986 and serves 16 counties in northwest Illinois, was recognized for its commitment to superior quality and outstanding performance in the delivery of hospice care to eligible patients and families. The program achieved the highest marks among all programs in the country in these quality measures:
 Percent of patients in pain at admission who had their pain controlled to their satisfaction within 48 hours;
 Percent of families reporting that they received the ideal amount of education and preparation regarding their loved one’s disease progression, treatments and medications, and;
 Percent of patients who had pain above their self-identified threshold anytime during the last week of life.
“Our program continuously strives to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families through the delivery of superior hospice care,” said Carl Strauch, M.D., Medical Director of the Galesburg Hospice Compassus program. “This award is a credit to the tireless efforts of our physicians and staff to set the bar ever higher when it comes to treating hospice patients with exceptional care and compassion.”
The Hospice Compassus “Triple Crown” awards were established in 2012 to highlight the programs, physicians and staff that best demonstrate the company’s commitment to delivering quality patient outcomes, increasing access to hospice services, and to physician leadership.
The William H. Frist, M.D. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Quality Patient Care is named to honor the achievements of Senator Bill Frist, who is not only a physician with innumerable accomplishments credited to him during his medical career, but is also a national leader who spreads his message regarding the critical role of quality patient care to audiences throughout the world.
“As one of the largest hospice providers in the U.S., Hospice Compassus is setting a standard of excellence not only for our sister programs but for all other hospice providers throughout the country, and we are proud to be leading the charge right here in northwest Illinois toward delivery of the highest quality patient care,” said Margi Carlson, RN, Executive Director of Hospice Compassus – Northwest Illinois.
Earlier this month, Hospice Compassus became the first hospice provider in the U.S. to publicly reveal patient quality data. The data shows significant achievements toward establishing and continuing to raise industry benchmarks after a year of reporting quality data at more than 50 community-based programs nationwide.
Since voluntary reporting began in 2011 through October of this year, Hospice Compassus – Northwest Illinois has achieved significant improvements in the following quality metrics:
 100 percent of patients had pain controlled in the first 48 hours.
 91 percent of families reported that they received adequate education regarding medication, treatment and symptoms.
 Only six percent of patients reported pain above their self-identified threshold during the last week of life.
Hospice Compassus will continue to carry out its national quality initiative until 100 percent compliance is achieved through continuous action in more than 50 community-based hospice programs across the U.S., and through support and reinforcement from company management.
We serve Central Illinois, Pekin, Peoria, Elmwood, Bartonville, East Peoria, Morton, Bloomington, Normal, Chillicothe, Hanna City, Metamora, Washington, Peoria Heights, West Peoria, Peoria County, Tazwell County, Fulton County, Livingston County, McLean County, Woodford County, Stark County, Marshall County, and Putnam County for all your hospice needs. Please visit our website at http://hospicecompassus.com/index.cfm
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