Greenville and Washington County Hospice

Improving Comfort during the Final Stages of Life

Hospice is a special way to support and care for terminally ill patients and their families. The Medical Center Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a natural process. Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death, but provides medical and emotional support allowing the patient and family to make the most of their time together.

Each patient is evaluated on an individual basis according to their qualifying diagnosis and needs. Patients who qualify for hospice services must have a terminal diagnosis with an estimated life expectancy of 6 months or less if the illness runs its usual course. Hospice patients must also have a primary caregiver or have a professionally developed plan of care. The Medical Center Hospice serves Bolivar, Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington counties.

Call (662) 725-1200 For more information about The Medical Center Hospice

Services provided by The Medical Center Hospice team:

Skilled Nursing Services

Registered Nurses visit patients and families to provide nursing assessments, instructions, procedures, and support.

Personal Care Services

Certified Nursing Assistants provide personal care to assure the patient’s personal hygiene needs are met, assist in activities of daily living, and perform light housekeeping in patient’s immediate area as assigned and supervised by the skilled nurse.

Social Services

A Licensed Social Worker counsels patients, families, and caregivers; coordinates patients’ needs with community resources; and assists with financial concerns.

Therapy Services

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Nutritional Counseling are utilized to assist the patient and family in coping with special needs as indicated.

Spiritual Services

A Chaplain is available to provide spiritual and religious support. The spiritual philosophy of the patient and family is always respected.

Volunteer Services

Specially trained and dedicated men and women volunteer their time to visit patients and families to provide fellowship and support as well as grant temporary relief to caregivers.

Bereavement Services

A Bereavement Facilitator and trained bereavement team members provide support to grieving families for a minimum of one year. Counseling and educational programs are also available. The Medical Center Hospice also hosts an annual memorial service for families and friends of patients.

Medical Services

The attending physician and medical director, either of which may also refer patients to consulting physicians, provide medical attention necessary for pain and symptom control.

Pharmacy Services

The Medical Center Staff Pharmacists are available twenty-four hours a day to give guidance and support regarding medications required for pain and symptom control.

On-Call Assistance

The Medical Center Hospice is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions or make visits as needed. After hours, patients may call the twenty-four-hour Hospice Care Line (662) 725-1200.

The following forms of payment are accepted by The Medical Center Hospice:
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance
  • Self-pay
  • Donations or contributions

The Medical Center Hospice care is provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap (mental or physical), or place of national origin.