Dr. Gary Verst joined our team in 2018. He comes to us after his practice at Graves Gilbert Clinic as an Internal Medicine Physician for 30 years.
Ellen Sledge, R.N. has been a valued part of Hospice of Southern KY for 26 years. Ellen first served as Clinical Director for 23 years and became our CEO in 2015.
The chaplain wants to visit all patients and families, unless you prefer not to receive that service. He/she provides spiritual support and encouragement. The chaplain works with your clergy, as well.
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.