HOPE Healthcare and Hospice was created by a local and experienced group of healthcare professionals that possess a passion for making a difference in the lives of those touched by advanced illness. One of our goals is to change the preconceived notion about hospice care by providing an experience that is personal, comforting, and full of life’s most important moments.
As a leader in quality and innovation, HOPE Healthcare and Hospice will strive for every end-of-life experience to be patient-centered, based on individual choice, comfort, compassion, and eased by HOPE. Our team of professionals have many years of experience as well as in-depth training in providing comprehensive hospice service.
We HOPE to create and include new memories in addition to those of the past; to give you solace knowing the best care available is being provided.
President / Co-Founder
Katie McIver, RN, BSN
Business Office Manager
Myra Boudreaux, LPN
Lacie Boggs, LPN
Kristy Suire, LCPC
Donna Martin serves as the President/Co-founder of HOPE Healthcare and Hospice. She began her career in healthcare twenty-three years ago, twelve of which have been dedicated to hospice. Before opening HOPE Healthcare and Hospice in 2018, Donna had the privilege to serve the community of Acadiana in many facets; Director of Business Development, Account Executive, and Assistant Executive Director, to name a few. Her passion in and around the hospice community has afforded her countless opportunities to educate the community on end-of-life care, and she is committed to continuing these efforts.
She often says,” these are the last memories family members will have with their loved one and the last experience the patient will have on this earth we will only get one opportunity to do it right. “
Katie McIver, BSN, RN
Katie McIver, BSN, RN, serves as the Administrator/Director of Nurses at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice. She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she received her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2011. Katie initially began her nursing career in Medical/Surgical/Telemetry before following her calling to hospice care. Her passion for learning has driven her to many different roles and facets in hospice care, including admissions, case management, general inpatient hospice care, on-call hospice nurse, and Patient Care Manager. Her focus has always been on helping patients navigate their end of life with peace, dignity, and comfort throughout her hospice career.
Katie says, “Hospice has provided me with an abundance of perspective. It forces you to face your own mortality and humanity in truly profound ways. You quickly realize how short life is and how easily it can be wasted worrying about things that you can’t change. So, I focus on trying to be as good of a person as I can be while helping as many people as possible as often as possible.”
Nicole Byars, Business Office Manager, began working in family and occupational medicine in 2005 as an office manager and certified coding specialist.
She then moved to ophthalmology in 2015 as a clinical manager and certified ophthalmic billing specialist. She began working at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice in December 2020.
Nicole says, “I absolutely love helping people. Working for a company that provides comfort, care, and peace of mind to patients and family members during a time when they need it most is an honor and privilege. I’ve never been surer that this is where I was meant to be.”
Lacie Boggs, LPN
Lacie Boggs, LPN is the Admissions Coordinator at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice.
Lacie began her nursing career in 2006, working in Med/Surg., Women’s Health, and ENT. In 2015 she started a career in hospice and joined the HOPE Healthcare and Hospice team in March of 2018. As the Admissions Coordinator, she is extremely helpful in assisting patients, family members, and referral sources with any questions they may have.
Lacie says, “What I love most about my job is that every day I get to wake up and know that I will be helping someone. It feels good to know that not only will I be helping our patients but also guiding their families to make informed decisions.”
Myra Boudreaux, LPN
Myra Boudreaux, LPN is the Clinical Coordinator at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice.
Myra began her career in hospice in 2014 and joined the HOPE Healthcare and Hospice team in March of 2018. She has been an LPN for twenty-five years and has worked in Women’s Health, Family Practice, Nursing Home Settings, and Correctional Nurse supervisor.
Myra says, “What I love most about working in hospice is that I’ve learned so much, and hospice has become my passion. To be able to work with the most dedicated and compassionate people has made me realize how truly blessed I am.”
Debbie Daigle is the Volunteer Coordinator at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice. Debbie began her career in healthcare 20 years ago as an Activity Director in an Assisted Living Community. She has always had a passion for the elderly, assisting them with compassion, kindness, and loving care. However, she didn’t consider working with hospice until her mother became terminally ill. Debbie said, “My siblings and I were providing end-of-life care for our mother along with the support of a hospice program, and I knew I wanted to pay it forward.”
Debbie’s Favorite Quote:
“It is not about how much you do, but how much you love you put into what you do that counts.” Mother Teresa
Kristy Suire, LCPC
Kristy Suire, PCPC is the Spiritual Coordinator at HOPE Healthcare and Hospice. Kristy received a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University in Family Child Consumer Science with a minor in Sociology. She then went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Life Christian University in Christian Counseling. She is a Certified Temperament Therapist and leads Meditation Therapy classes. Kristy has been practicing for the past twelve years and began working with HOPE Healthcare and Hospice in 2018.
Kristy says, “What I love most about working with hospice is being part of a team that brings their individual best to the table. Having a place on a hospice team is a calling, not a choice. Families and patients are vulnerable. To trust a team of professionals to care for them is an honor! I like being called to something words cannot express. Something supernatural.”