The hospice care team develops a personalized care plan for each patient and coordinates of services for home and/or inpatient care.
We are more than a team of professionals to help you along your journey. We truly care about each person and his or her family. In fact, our team stays in touch with families for months after a loved one has passed.
Mary James, RN
With over 27 years of hospice experience, Mary says, “It’s all about making a difference. I had a patient that called and needed help with ovarian cancer. I fell in love with her. She taught me a lot about living and a lot about dying. She taught me how you live until you die. Traditional medicine tries to fix people. Instead of a fixer, I became a caregiver. We help people be themselves.”
Mary Beth Hanson, RN
Director of Nursing
With 27 years of experience in nursing, Mary Beth fell into working at hospice after working in labor and delivery. She says she found her new love in nursing with hospice. Mary Beth is passionate about hospice because she can make a difference for patients and families. The hospice environment, whether at home or at a facility, allows her the opportunity to add to patients’ lives. Hospice is about living not dying.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”– Dr. Seuss
Education: RN from Lee College in Baytown
Currently enrolled at Walden University for Master’s in Nursing
Rev. Mark Downs, MDiv
Senior Executive Director of the Spiritual Affairs Department
Mark is a cancer survivor and had to confront his own issues of mortality, value, purpose, and life during that time. Mark fought cancer as a professional theologian and pastor of a church. He found himself on a journey beyond the academic to listening to people in their own mortal journeys. He is inspired every day by people and their journey as they walk together discovering grace beyond limited imaginations. He says, “I believe God did not wake us up today to die or suffer, but that despite mortal suffering, our divine spirit is larger.”
“The road goes on forever and the party never ends” Robert Earl Keen
Education: Master of Divinity Columbia Theological Seminary; Bachelor of Arts, Westminster College
Memberships: Presbytery of New Covenant, Presbyterian Church USA
With 20 years in hospice, Charlie is passionate about spreading education on hospice. Sometimes people think that hospice means immediate death, but sometimes a person on hospice has weeks, months or possibly longer to enjoy life and live it.
With 20 years in accounting, human resources, and office management, Jody finds that partnering with patients and families during their final stages of life is extremely rewarding. Hospice professionals are invited to participate in one of the most private times in a person’s life. Jody finds it a gift to help someone approach their final days with comfort, peace and dignity, and says, “it is a true honor to work in the hospice field.”
Alison Moseley Gregg, LMSW
Medical Social Worker
Alison has 18 years of experience in social work with experience in adolescent counseling, teen parent education, post adoption counseling, adoption counseling, graduate student internship counseling, and hospice.
Alison describes hospice as a labor of love. “It is an honor and a privilege to be invited into someone’s life and to share one of the most difficult and profound times in their lives. Each and every hospice worker learns something from everyone we meet. We are often thanked for what we give and do, but the thanks truly belongs to our patients and families. Their journey and story remains with us as we care for others. Caring for a terminally ill person is one of the most difficult things we will ever do – mentally and physically. But it is also a gift, as it is a daily reminder to be thankful for everything in life, good and bad, because it all has meaning.”