Oniel Kurup leads our Hospice Services team. With his experience in the assisted living industry for the past 10 years, he has gained true home health and palliative care knowledge. During his tenure of owning and operating restaurants, hotels, and assisted living, he has acquired the skills to organize and direct the agency’s ongoing functions. He has immense abilities to lead the team, support this company's growth, functionality, and strive to the best Hospice Service Provider.
Dr. Charles Nguyen – Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from Temple University, and The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Suburban hospital and worked with the Geriatric population for several years. He recently moved to the Houston area last spring and is enjoying all that Houston has to offer.
Patricia is originally from the UK and has traveled extensively in the nursing career. She brings 30 years of experience in directing and supporting a clinical team of Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains, and Aides. She has a passion for providing Hospice Care to our patients and their loved ones.
Lehia has been in the medical field for almost 20 years. She first began her medical career as a paramedic and then became an RN working in many nursing aspects from the ER to the long term healthcare. She has worked in Hospice for several years, helping patients and families during the difficult last phase of life. Caring for hospice patients and families and meeting them where they are in the dying process is important to her. Her goal is to provide support, compassion, and guidance so that each patient and family have peace at the end of life.
The Chaplain strives to provide support to patients and their families, providing holistic care and bereavement counseling and comfort. Our spiritual care coordinator is available to assist in meeting the needs of all Hospice Services patients and their family members. The coordinator acknowledges and respects the patient’s and family’s beliefs, culture, and values related to life’s meaning, including suffering, loss, and a desire for services. The spiritual care provided supports patients and their families in exploring questions related to the illness, relationship with others, nature, God, self-image, and hope.
Tricia has been in the medical field for over 20 years. She received her undergrad from the University of Houston in Psychology and her Master's Degree in Social Work. She has a wide range of experience working with the mentally ill, trauma victims, and individual and family counseling. However, it was not until 15 years ago when she took a Hospice career path, where she found her passion. As the Social Worker for Fairmont Hospice, Tricia provides emotional support and counseling to patients and families. Also, she works in helping with community resources, referrals, and placement services. She assists with advance directives, ie. DNR, MPOA. Tricia is compassionate about being there for patients and families at the end of life and is privileged to take the journey with them.
Sita has been a social worker for over 25 years. She has a diverse background, including psychotherapy, bereavement counseling, and teaching. She has been compassionately serving as a Medical Social Worker via hospice care for over 12 years and is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist. Sita enjoys working with people and speaks of feeling honored to serve patients and families with respect and dignity during profound times in their lives.
Claudia Gomez is a Hospice Specialist serving the Memorial and West Houston area. She has been in the healthcare industry for the past years and primarily in hospice since 2017. Her role is helping the patients and their loved ones obtain caregiving and support at this end stage of life. She is a strong patient advocate and considers it a blessing to be at Fairmont, delivering high-quality care.
Monique Cullen was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and raised in Massachusetts, then moved to Houston in 1982. She has been happily married for 37 years, and they love living in the country with their reuse pets. She loves to travel back home to visit her family, loves to cook for her family and friends here in Houston. Monique has worked in the healthcare field since 1983 and for hospice for the last 10 years! She loves what Hospice has to offer, not only for the patient but also for the families.
I just can't say enough good things about this hospice company! Fairmont was recommended by our oncologist for my father in law who has terminal cancer. We interviewed 3 additional companies, and decided to go with Fairmont because of how they talked about their clients and the experience of their staff. Fairmont made certain that we understood the benefits available to the family, and has kept us apprised of my father in law's condition - even when it hasn't changed. Everyone there is amazing, responsive, work very well with our assisted living facility, and they take the time to explain everything very thoroughly. Unexpectedly we had to engage hospice services for my mother in law after a massive stroke, and Fairmont facilitated everything with the hospital including transport back to assisted living with bedside care until she passed away 8 days later. Fairmont definitely made this time so much easier with their great care and compassion from every single team member on our detail. No matter what time of day or night we had to call in times of emergency Fairmont was always picking up the phone and highly responsive. I would happily recommend Fairmont to anyone in need of a hospice company to take excellent care of their loved one!
I would highly recommend Fairmont hospice as they are an amazing group. Debera my dad‘s nurse is amazing. She took amazing care of my dad. This was such a difficult time and she made the situation a lot easier. She was there anytime we needed her and I feel like I’ve made a lifelong friend. I can’t say enough good things about this company. If you find yourself in need for their services definitely ask for Debera the nurse. She is awesome and has a heart bigger than Texas.
I would like to thank the team from Fairmont Hospice that took such great care of my mother the last month of her life. Ingrid started the care on the first day Mom went into home hospice care. Debra was the main nurse who took care of Mom. She was very attentive and informative as to Mom's health every single day. Mom was always looking forward to seeing Debra and trusted her completely. Debra has the best knowledge and bed side manner I have ever encountered. I could go on forever of how appreciative our family is with Debra. Mom also looked forward to seeing Tia, the CNE who came and helped her shower, wash her hair and change her bed. Tia was like one of my three daughters that would take the time to make Mom feel comfortable by talking to her and really concerned with her health and hygiene. There has not been a day since Mom passed, 12-30-2017, that I have not bragged on the service our family received from Fairmont Hospice. I highly recommend Fairmont Hospice. 10 out of 10. Debra and Tia for sure get 10's
We could not have asked for a better experience in the course of my mother's passing. Fairmont Hospice's nurse, Lehia, was extraordinarily compassionate, knowledgeable, informative, available, and supportive. The community liaison, Teion, was responsive, compassionate, and helpful, as was administrator Oniel. They answered our questions and made the extra effort to make a difficult experience manageable. I offer an unqualified endorsement of Fairmont Hospice and these individuals based on my personal experience.
Great group of people. All very caring and helpful. Everything I've requested for the care of my mother has been done with caring professionalism in a very timely manner. Very responsive and have handled her with loving care.
Fairmont Hospice provided exceptional care towards my mother during the last 5 months of her life. Their care team is made up of phenomenal RNs, LVNs, CNAs, and internal staff. Liah the RN, was extremely attentive towards my mother whenever she made her weekly visits, she took the time to provide detailed updates to my family, and provided all around compassionate care. Ira the CNA, was very friendly toward my mother and my mother always looked forward to her visits. Lastly, Patience the LVN who was with my mother during the last few hours of her life, did an exceptional job. Patience was very compassionate, answered all of the millions of questions that my family and I had, and was extremely professional and knowledgeable. My family and I would like to thank the entire Fairmont team. From their business development to their field staff, they are probably the best in the industry. Thank you
All Staff are so dedicated ,Respectful, Care giving Also they are spendings time to comfort there Pt . I am so comfortable to have them For my Family