Agency Reviews

“Words can not adequately express my appreciation to Pike County Hospice for helping with the care of my mother… Treatment was unsuccessful and the cancer had spread… Hospice was the extending hand of God’s Grace, giving us just what we need when we needed it. Whether it was nursing care, counsel, emotional support – they were there at a beckon call. I truly do not know how I made it through those weeks without the help of hospice…I commend your staff for their professionalism, but more importantly, to a family who might be facing a similar experience, Hospice loves and cares and they are there for you.” – K.A.

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Latest News


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services remains committed to working with partners to ensure continuation of the Time Critical Diagnosis System

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with partners, including hospitals, providers and emergency medical service professionals to ensure funding for the Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) System will remain steady moving the full article here: Missouri DHSS remains committed to working with partners to ensure continuation of the Time Critical Diagnosis System


JULY PCHD NEWS! Download the full newsletter here: July 18 PCHD News


The Home Care & Hospice Foundation is excited to release the 2017 Annual Report. View the report here: 2017 Foundation Annual Report. You may also request the official paper report by contacting Jennifer Schumacher at 573-324-2111.


Back 2 School Shot Clinics have been scheduled! Download the flyer here: Back 2 School Shot Clinics


Pike County Health Department is excited to announce that with the partnership of Clarity Behavioral Health, we are now able to offer Tele-Psych services at our agency! Download the flyer here: Clarity Healthcare Telepsych


June PCHD News! In this issue:

  • - Pike County Hospice Bereavement Services
  • - Grief can be a roller coaster
  • - What will WIC do for me?
  • - Public Health Nurse Appreciation
  • - Happy Nursing Assistant Day!
  • - Beef & Broccoli Buddha Bowls Recipe
  • - Foundation Donors
  • - Testimonial Time
  • - June Employee and Event Spotlight

Download the newsletter here: June 18 PCHD News


Hannibal, MO - Advanced Counseling Services was recently a recipient of the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award

"Women should be allowed to embrace who they are as a person, in their bodies, and as a mother. We are happy to empower women to embrace all that they are, and to do so freely.” Pamela Lightle, LCP

In photo- Bridgett Cooper, counselor intern and Pamela Lightle, LCP.

For more information on how your workplace can become breastfeeding friendly, and grants that may be available to you, please contact Leah Diffey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor 573-324-2111!



In this issue:

  • Safe Sitter Courses Scheduled
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Mary Jo Barr Retires
  • Nurse Appreciation Week
  • Congrats Carrie Wells
  • Back 2 School Shot Clinics
  • $50 Community Survey
  • Middle School MAP testing
  • Food Inspection Reports
  • Complimentary Hand Sanitizing Stations
  • Home Care and Hospice Foundation Donations
  • Public Health News
  • Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Awarded
  • Public Health Week
  • PCHD Garden Gnomes win 2nd place
  • Welcome Jessica Tredway
  • Fruit Pizza Recipe
  • Testimonial Time
  • May Employee and Event Spotlight

Read the full newsletter here: May 18 PCHD News

Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding in the US

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Clinician Outreach message to health care providers related to the use of synthetic cannabinoids with street names such as synthetic marijuana, fake weed, K2 and spice. According to the message, 94 people in five states who used synthetic cannabinoids have been treated since March 10, 2018, for bleeding due to coagulopathy, a blood clotting disorder. The number of cases reported in the message include: 89 in Illinois, two in Indiana, one in Maryland, one in Missouri and one in Wisconsin.  There were two fatalities in Illinois... read more: 4.9.18 Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding in the US


View/download the newsletter here: April 18 PCHD News


NEWS RELEASE: Possible measles exposures in the St. Louis area The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is working with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to notify individuals who may have been exposed to measles on March 13 or March 14, 2018. Known locations where exposures may have occurred on March 13 are The Magic House in Kirkwood, Missouri, Racanelli’s New York Pizzeria in Kirkwood, Missouri, and Homewood Suites in Chesterfield, Missouri. The only known location where exposure may have occurred on March 14 is Homewood Suites in Chesterfield, Missouri. This is an ongoing investigation, so information may change as the investigation continues... read the full article here: 3.21.18 Possible measles exposures in the St. Louis area (3.21.18)

being physically comfortable, at peace in your own home, surrounded by your loved ones doing the things you love to do up until the very end. These essential details are made possible by hospice care... Learn more about Pike County Hospice. Read the full article here: Learn what hospice care means to patients and their families (3.16.18)

COLORING FOR A CAUSE Less than 24 hours ago, I had a brief discussion on an idea with some of our Hospice Staff, Anna Wilson-Social Worker, and Amy Becker-Hospice Coordinator. This idea was to get the children and the community involved in helping us brighten the days of our Home Health & Hospice patients. Who doesn’t LOVE a gift from a child??? Whether you have a group or organization willing to participate, or your kids at home just want to donate their evening/before dinner artwork…. Send them our way, help us enlighten a patients day! All ages are encouraged to participate! Please feel free to share, contact me with any questions you may have! :) – Tracy Brookshier Download the flyer here: Coloring for a Cause (2.14.18)

Interested in becoming a Pike County Hospice Volunteer? Contact our office for more information 573-324-2111. Find out more here:


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