Hospice Staff

Hospice Staff


Peggy Hardy, RN, BSN

Vice President of Hospice Operations

Since 2018, Peggy has been the Executive Director of our Hospice Division.  She has brought together the best team of hospice professionals who care deeply about their patients and families.


Steven Brushwood, DO

Medical Director – Hospice Division

Dr. Brushwood is known throughout the St. Joseph area for his skill and straight forward, compassionate care for his patients. He has 15+ years of experience in Hospice care and definitely sets the bar high in delivering first-class care.


Cassie Walker, RN

Clinical Director

Cassie brings an energetic personality to our hospice team. She has a true calling to hospice and palliative care. Her compassion for her patients and their families shines brightly during one of darkest moments of life.


Carrie Lee
Office Manager - Hospice Division

Carrie Lee came to Freudenthal because she has a heart for hospice and she saw the wonderful team that was starting to grow. She also loves that even though she is behind the scenes, she’s a part of a first-class team making a difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families.


Sonja Collins, RN
Case Manager - Hospice Division

Sonja Collins is one of the most kindest hospice nurses you could ever hope to meet. Her style of nursing embraces the entire family, not just the patient. Sonja’s lively personality can definitely brighten any day.


Jennifer Grothe, RN
Case Manager - Hospice Division


Stefanie Nold, BSW
Social Worker - Hospice Division

Stefanie is just as unique as the spelling of her name. Her caring personality shines as she works to make sure each patient is receives the best care possible. Her calming personality and keen ability to locate resources to help our patients and their families, make her the perfect addition to this first-class team.


Dennis Jones, MACE
Hospice Chaplain

Dennis Jones is a selfless man with a heart of Gold. The hospice team truly feels blessed to have him as their chaplain. His soft and caring manner makes him the perfect fit for his role caring for the spiritual needs during the transition of our hospice patients.


Christy Barron, LPN
Hospice Nurse

Christy knew working at Freudenthal under Peggy Hardy would be a great opportunity and opportunity to tap into a wealth of knowledge. Christy finds hospice to be very rewarding especially when helping people transition comfortably at the end of their life.


Lindsey Martin, CNA
Hospice Aide


Gloria Deweese, CNA
Hospice Aide


Hannah Rehn
Volunteer Coordinator


Kelsey Eade
Hospice Dietician