Our locally owned hospice group functioned as Hospice Care of the Southwest beginning in 2005. In 2016, we became BSA Hospice of the Southwest combining the expertise of both facilities to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our community. Our administrators have worked together in hospice since the late 1980s and have assembled a team of well-trained, experienced and compassionate hospice workers.
The majority of hospice care is provided in residential settings: in the home of the patient or family, in apartments, retirement centers, or care facilities including nursing homes and assisted living centers. Those who meet the criteria for acute, hospital-like care because of unmet symptoms or pain may receive their care as residents of our inpatient hospice program, located on the upper level of Bivins Pointe (Formally Childers Place). We provided hospice care 24/7 for those who qualify because of pain or symptoms not managed in a home environment. Care is covered by medicare, private insurance, or private payment.
A competent, caring team
The hospice team consists of physicians, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, social workers, home health aides, trained hospice volunteers, as well as providers of spiritual care and bereavement support. We are available to our patients 24/7.
Our inpatient physician
Brian Weis, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, is also Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Amarillo. He received the Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Georgetown University, followed by his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and a medical degree from UT-Southwestern. Dr. Weis is a board-certified general internist with special expertise in metabolism and diabetes. He is Chairperson of the Texas Tech Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Chief of Medicine at Northwest Texas Hospital where he was named “Physician of the Year” for 2009.
We are ready to serve
Our team members are available for consultation and evaluation. We can help arrange the transfer of a patient from a private residence or a facility. Compassionate medical care is given to each patient, and loving support is given to all family members. Our volunteers are involved in patient care (sometimes sitting with or reading to a patient), administrative tasks (making phone calls or filing important papers) or supportive roles (like making and serving refreshments to the families of our patients).