She calls herself a “repeat offender,” and it’s true! Tasha DeProw began her journey with Hospice of Southern Illinois as a team clerk in the Belleville office, leaving for a short time to complete her nursing degree. After she graduated, she began working in a hospital. Only three short years later, Tasha returned to our burgundy family, as an admission nurse. She remains with us today in her role as a Patient Care Supervisor.
“Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”, a quote Tasha holds close to her heart. It is reflective of her journey with Hospice of Southern Illinois. Being able to talk to patients and their families during this time and providing joy and compassion is the experience Tasha needed to solidify her career. “I love being able to talk to the patients and families in general, but especially when we are in a very hard conversation. If what I or others are able to do or say gives them a little bit of peace or brings a smile to their face, that’s when I know that we are doing what they need.”
When she’s not putting smiles on faces, Tasha enjoys being out on the golf course with her family. She also simply loves hanging out with family and friends.
We are lucky to have Tasha on our team. It takes a special person to take on a hospice role, and she truly exemplifies the qualities needed to achieve and enhance our mission.