Mercy Home Health and Hospice Transitions to Integrity

A photo of the Mercy Home Health and Hospice which is transitioning to Integrity Home Care and Hospice. Back Row: Kathy Stienbarger: RN, Rebecca Davied: Home Health and Hospice Director, LaShawn Noel: MSW, Dr Maxwell Self: Medical Director, Kyli Gates: RN Manager, Kerry Wunderly: RN, Joanna Gauthier: Accounts Coordinator. Middle Row: Albert Sacbibit: PT, Ashley Shelton: RN, Kelli Jones: RN, Chris Comstock: Admin Assistant, Trista Smith: Aide, David Goodyear: RN, Dreia Judson: Aide, Hugo Dahlstrom: OT. Front Row: Darcy Bukowski: RN, Tabitha Stults: Community Relations, Cindy Remlinger: Aide. Absent From Picture: Melissa George: Chaplin, Sandy Smith: Admin Assistant, Alice Helton: RN, Bob Meredith: PT, Brenda Baily: RN, Holly Schnichels: RN, Tori Stewart: COTA, Deanna Warner: RN, Shannon Nash: RN, Bill Rice: PT.


Mercy Home  Health and Hospice hosted the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee on Nov. 29.

Tabitha Stults, community relations with MHHH, spoke to the attendees at the coffee.

Stults said the Memorial Patio in Riverside Park, which was begun October 2017 was finished this month.

The area is in memory of those people served by hospice since 2012, when Mercy began its hospice service to the community.

Becky Davied, director of Mercy’s home health said that the home health department was started in 1974.

Mercy Home Health and Hospice will have a name change to Integrity Home Care + Hospice following the closure of Mercy Hospital on Dec. 31, 2018. Integrity is based in Springfield, MO.

Integrity’s Machelle Gillhous will assume the title of director of community engagement, following the merger.

“She won’t be in Fort Scott,” Stults said. “She is the director of community engagement for all of Integrity, she will be my direct supervisor.”

Between Jan.1 and March when Integrity takes over,  the staff will remain as Mercy employees as they go through the merger, Stults,  said.

“We will have the same staff and continue to provide the same services,” Davied said.

” We will continue to provide all of our traditional services that we do now,” Stults said.

Mercy Home Health and Hospice is located at 902 S. Horton in the Mercy Medical Plaza.   The phone number is 620-223-8090.

The services provided are:

For Home Health:

Skilled Nursing: Wound Care, IV Therapy, Disease Management, Palliative Care, Medication Management, Blood Draws, Infant and Pediatric Care, Patient and Family Education, 24 Hour on-call services.

Physical Therapy: Assessment, Evaluate, and Treatment

Occupational Therapy: Assessment, Evaluate, and treatment.

Home Health Aide Services: Bathing, hair care, skin care.

Social Work Services: short-term counseling and community resource education.

Chaplain Services: Spiritual support and resource education.


For Hospice:

Skilled Nursing: 24/7 on-call skilled nursing services, comfort care, pain management, patient and family education, durable medical equipment coordination, medication management   Services are available where ever the patient lives: a home or apartment, nursing home, assisted living facility, Independent care facility or hospital

Social Work Services: short-term counseling and community resource education.

Volunteer Services: Volunteers to read and visit with patients or allow caregivers a break.

Chaplain Services: Spiritual support and resource education

Bereavement Services:  Family and caregiver support for 1 year following the loss of a loved one.

Home Health Aid Services: Bathing, hair care, skin care, light housekeeping, patient and family support.


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