About Us

Since 1985, Compass Regional Hospice has been dedicated to supporting and helping people through the difficult and challenging time of living with a life-limiting illness. What began as an all-volunteer organization has since developed into a visionary, state-of-the-art organization recognized locally, regionally and statewide for its excellence.

In addition to our home hospice and bereavement care programs, we offer Bridges, a program that provides non-medical supportive services and encouragement for individuals who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. When care in a patient's home is not possible, our residential hospice centers serve as a comfortable, medically supportive alternative for patients who need around-the-clock care. These home-like settings are each specifically designed for the comfort, privacy, and well-being of patients and their families.

Compass Regional Hospice is a fully licensed, independent, community-based non profit 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 Network of Maryland.


Our Mission

The Compass Regional Hospice team offers individuals, families, and the community "Care on your terms" through comprehensive, professional and compassionate end-of-life care and grief support.

Our Vision

An authority of end of life issues Compass Regional Hospice provides the highest quality service for patients and families while maintaining a fiscally sound and progressive organization led by compassionate, committed, caring and trustworthy professionals and volunteers.

Our Values

Compass Regional Hospice promotes the dignity, quality and affirmation of life through respect, compassion, trust and commitment.

  • RESPECT - for the value, dignity and privacy of all who are served by the organization and for the staff and volunteers who serve our community.


  • COMPASSION to assist, guide and relieve suffering for patients and families. 
  •  TRUST by fostering relationships based on mutual trust, open and honest communication, and responsible decision-making.
  •  COMMITMENT to the highest standards of care and to continuous improvement and growth.


Meet the members of our Board of Directors and our Leadership Team and Medical Staff: Our organization.


In these interviews with the Chestertown and Talbot Spy founder Mildred Barnette and Executive Director Heather Guerieri talk about the history of hospice in Queen Anne’s County and the expansion of the organization to become a regional provider of hospice care and grief support in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline Counties.