|Posted by Joe B. Nester on January 19, 2016 at 8:40 PM|
A person with vision, a forward thinker, someone with fierce leadership ability and a strong advocate for hospice, these are just a few of the criteria taken into consideration when choosing the recipient for the Tamra West Leadership Award.
Mrs. West, the awards namesake was The Carolina Centers TCC South Carolina Program Director for over 11 years. She was recognized as a hospice leader for TCC as well as for the entire state of South Carolina.
Dr. Gregory A. Compton, winner of the 2015 Tamra West Leadership Award possess all of the traits, skills and qualities which exemplify leadership in the field of hospice and palliative care.
He is currently the medical director of the Palliative Medicine Program for Agapé Hospice and was instrumental in forming the partnership between Trident Health Systems. The program provides palliative care to patients at both Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center in Charleston.
Dr. Compton has a unique ability to not only provide care but also to educate teams and pull together resources within the hospital to provide treatment for patients in a holistic manner. He looks beyond the hospital walls and engages other partners, physicians and specialists to provide outpatient palliative care in the Charleston area as well.
Dr. Compton's passion for impacting lives, his knowledge, teaching ability, and leadership skills made him a perfect choice as recipient of the award.
Dr. Compton is board certified in Internal Medicine with subspecialty certifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, and is a certified Medical Director. He is also currently pursuing his Masters in Bio-Ethics.