Melissa Moody, RN, CHPN, is the Director of Patient Care for the Inpatient Unit at Heart of Hospice – Western Arkansas. Melissa is a Registered Nurse and Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse with 18 years of nursing experience and 12 years of hospice experience. Melissa began her career in the medical field in hospital-based acute medicine, working in the areas of Orthopedics and General Surgery. She has served in numerous roles as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and Director of Nursing for post-surgical units. Melissa joined the Heart of Hospice family in August 2007 as an Outpatient Case Manager. She moved into the role of Patient Care Manager for the Inpatient Unit in August of 2010 and to Director of Patient Care in November 2018. Melissa received her Associate Degree in Nursing in May 2001 and became a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse in August 2009. Melissa specializes in providing General Inpatient and Respite Levels of Care to eligible patients in the inpatient setting.