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A Message From Our CEO

At Bridgeway Hospice, we are committed to creating moments that matter. We strive to be the hospice that provides individualized and personalized care to patients and their families during the end of life experience. It is our honor and privilege to continue to touch the lives of our patients and their families. Our commitment is to the community we serve, the healthcare professionals we employ, and the physicians and providers who believe in our hospice because of the professional and compassionate care provided. Bridgeway Hospice seeks to cultivate an environment of Compassion and Excellence with integrity and grace.


Thank you for considering Bridgeway for your palliative care needs. 


CEO, Bridgeway Healthcare & Hospice

Mackenzie Mardis

Director of Administrative Services

Kristin Kling

Chief Officer of Business Development


Rhonda-Shannon Hebert, RN

Regional QAPI Coordinator


Hannah McBride

Regional Project Manager


Allison Kennedy, RN

Regional Clinical Director

Shannon Smith

Regional Intake Coordinator

Vickie Dozier-Verret, RN

Director of Nursing

Plaquemine, LA


Allison Bergeron, RN

Director of Nursing

Lafayette, LA

Elana Anderson, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

Baton Rouge, LA



Evangeline Parsons, RN

Lead Assistant Director of Nursing

Baton Rouge, LA

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Carley Pourciou, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

Baton Rouge, LA


Ashley Roth, RN

Assistant Director of Nursing

Lafayette, LA

Jose Mendoza, MD

Medical Director

Baton Rouge, LA

Miriam Hutchinson, MD

Medical Director

Lafayette, LA

Reagan Elkins, MD 

Medical Director 

Baton Rouge, LA 

Federico Del Toro, MD

Medical Director

Lafayette, LA


Francis Metz III, MD

Medical Director

Plaquemine, LA



Over 40 years of combined hospice experience, we are a dedicated team.




RN Case Managers: Oversee and manage the overall care of our patients from time of admission to discharge.



LPN Case Coordinators: Assist the Registered Nurses in providing quality care to the patients and their loved ones.



Social Workers: Qualified counselor who will assist the patients and families with the end of life decisions that may include financial services, funeral planning and other outside resources as needed.



Hospice Chaplains: Assist our patients and caregivers with spiritual needs as necessary, but will also lend a helpful hand in certain family situations. Will also consult with your pastor for your specific support needs.



Certified Nursing Assistants: Our hospice aides are all certified and assume the role in assisting the patient with personal care needs for example, bathing, showering, and other duties as designed in your individualized plan of care.



Nurse Practitioners: Qualified NP's visit the patients in the home for specialized clinical needs as well as identifying continued need for hospice services.



Volunteer Coordinators: Responsible for assigning patient's a volunteer to meet their individualized needs. The VC is responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers to help augment the care of our patients by providing brief periods of respite, reading to our patients and provide companionship.



Bereavement Counselors: Provide qualified services for bereavement and grief counseling during and after the patient's final act of living.


Directs our Grief Support Group Meetings held periodically at our hospice office. *Free and open to the community at large.



Administrative/Clerical Staff: The clerical staff in our hospice office offer a friendly voice on the telephone and assist you with your billing and medical records needs.



**All services are subject to program limitations


Our services and passion for caring extend to all regardless of diagnosis, 

gender, national origin, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, 

disability, age or place of residence.

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