Dr. Gary L. Verst joined our team in 2018 after transitioning out of his 30 year Internal Medicine practice at Graves Gilbert Clinic.
Candace Covington began with Hospice of Southern Kentucky in 2010 and has served as both an inpatient and outpatient nurse.
The chaplain wants to visit all patients and families, however, you may decline this service. He/she provides spiritual support and encouragement. The chaplain also works alongside your clergy.
The social worker provides emotional support, help with financial concerns and community resources, and discharge planning. The social worker can help with difficult issues such as explaining death to children, funeral planning and family problems.
Hospice outpatient nurses provide the same excellent care as our inpatient nurses but in the comfort of the patient's home, a family member's home, assisted living facility or nursing home. Where ever the patient calls home.
Hospice nurses help identify and relieve physical discomfort through the medical orders given by the physician. The nurse will explain disease progression, treatments, medications, expected changes, and any other questions you might have.
Hospice of Southern Kentucky is a nonprofit organization that operates under the leadership of a volunteer board. Each board member is a community leader that has brought their talents to HSK, which enables us to operate as the leader in hospice care for South Central Kentucky.
· Valerie Landell, Executive Director
· Dot Darby-Paschall, Chair
· Gail Broady, CPA, Vice Chair
· Kim Vickous, E.D., MSN, RN, Secretary
· Ken Whitley, RN, Past Chair
· Romanza Johnson, Advisor to Chair
· Paul Cook, Treasurer
· Dr. Michael Byrne, MD
· Charles English, Sr.
· Brenda Gildersleeve
· Diana Goad
· Dr. Catherine Heltsley, MD
· Dr. Jamie Jarboe, MD
· Dr. John Long, PhD
· Dixie Mahurin
· Portia Pennington
· Dr. David Smith, MD
· Pearl Taylor