Brittney DeFrates, hospice care consultant for the Compassus program serving Osage Beach and the surrounding areas, was honored for her outstanding performance and inducted into the 2018 Compassus Presidents’ Circle during a recent awards ceremony at the Compassus National Leadership Meeting in New Orleans.

Brittney DeFrates, hospice care consultant for the Compassus program serving Osage Beach and the surrounding areas, was honored for her outstanding performance and inducted into the 2018 Compassus Presidents’ Circle during a recent awards ceremony at the Compassus National Leadership Meeting in New Orleans.

The Presidents’ Circle is reserved for top-performing Compassus hospice care consultants. DeFrates is one of 64 inductees this year, all of whom have consistently expanded access to hospice, palliative and home health care in their communities through education of referral sources and families. This is DeFrates’ second year receiving the honor.

“Brittney has consistently shown dedication to helping our patients and their loved ones gain access to the care they need,” said Mandy Lawrence, executive director of Compassus – Osage Beach. “Her hard work and commitment to spreading the Compassus vision is unsurpassed and an inspiration to other colleagues. I am proud of and grateful to Brittney for making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve.”

“I am honored by this recognition and thankful to be able to do meaningful work that helps patients facing life-limiting illnesses receive the quality end-of-life care they need,” said DeFrates. “I look forward to continuing to serve the needs and fulfilling the expectations of those in Osage Beach.”