Meet Our Hospice Team

Our Hospice Team

Caring and competent, our hospice team supports you as patients and caregivers physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  We also work closely with your physicians to plan, arrange, and provide the best plan of care.

Our multidisciplinary team

  • Patient’s physician
  • Hospice medical director
  • Physicians
  • Chaplains
  • Nurses
  • Certified Nurse Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Bereavement Support
  • Volunteers

Our hospice leadership:

chs_finals_5x7_v-_400px_terrance_kinnamonTerrance Kinnamon, R.N., Director of Hospice

Having worked in the field of hospice for 19 years, Terrance Kinnamon understands the ever-­changing regulatory requirements and the many benefits that hospice brings to the community and the patients served.  As the Cascade Health Director of Hospice, Terrance is looking forward to opening the first Hospice House in Lane County.  This will allow hospice to serve patients and families in their home, as well as in an acute care setting when symptoms can no longer be managed at home.

“The privilege of caring for people and their families at the end of their lives has been an honor and very rewarding,“ says Terrance. “My goal is to be able to help more community members learn about our expanding hospice program.”

Terrance Kinnamon is a registered nurse with 20 years experience.  He has also worked as a nurse in the acute hospital setting, including a neonatal intensive care unit, and previously served as a licensed practical nurse in the long­term care setting.

Terrance was raised in Globe Arizona, and after college and ten years experience working for a large hospice in Phoenix, Arizona, he moved with his wife and two athletic boys to Oregon, where he continued to work in the hospice field as a manager of two separate non­profit sector hospice agencies.  Terrance enjoys being active with archery target shooting, fishing, and exploring new areas of Oregon on long walks with his wife.

chs_finals_5x7_v-_400px_jeff_beckwithJeffrey D. Beckwith, M.D.,  Hospice Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Beckwith emphasizes a common sense approach to health and hospice care.  Supporting our hospice staff and helping patients and families is one of his greatest sources of satisfaction in serving at Cascade Hospice. “I’m happy to help folks avoid over-­treatment at the end of life,” he says.

Dr. Beckwith received a doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. in 1971.  He completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Science University.  He was part of the National Health Service Corps of rural Montana from 1974­-1976 before coming to Lane County to practice family medicine and provide ICU care.  He currently practices family medicine in Springfield.

In his free time, Jeffrey spends time with his family, enjoys gardening, walks his dog, and reads about science, history, and humans.