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Who We Are

Mission & History

Since 1985, Compass has been allowing patients to spend their final months the way they choose, guiding loved ones after a life-limiting diagnosis, and showing individuals healthy ways to manage their grief. Today, the organization is a regional provider of hospice care, supportive care, and grief services in Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties.

Whether serving their patients in private residences, skilled nursing facilities, or Compass’ residential center in Centreville, staff and volunteers are guided by their mission to ensure that individuals facing end of life can live out their days in a full and meaningful way.

Compass provides a collection of grief support programs and services for the families of patients, as well as members of the community, who are grieving the death of a loved one. These services have a common focus— rekindling hope and facilitating healing. This includes support groups, one-on-one counseling, in-school support, and more. All grief support services are free of charge and funded by donations from our supporters.

Compass is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission. It is affiliated with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland.

Our Mission

Compass’ mission is to offer comprehensive, professional and compassionate care and support to patients, caregivers and families who have found themselves facing a life-limiting diagnosis or loss.

Our Vision

To positively transform the way our communities experience serious illness 
and end of life.

Our Values

Compass promotes dignity and quality of life through respect, compassion, trust and commitment.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Compass

At Compass, we believe excellence starts with a foundation of diversity, compassion, and respect for our patients and each other. Our human capital is our most valuable asset.

We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion throughout our organization and do not discriminate based on age, gender, disability, race, color, religion, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other status prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Our commitment extends across all areas of our organization where we value differences and similarities. Our standard of practice is to exist as a fair, equitable, healthy, and inclusive organization that aligns with and supports our patients, our staff, and the communities that we serve.