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Phelps Health and Compass Health Network Announce Partnership and Transition of Services


Contact: Deborah R. Frost, Ph.D., Compass Health Network VP of Corporate Services

Phelps Health and Compass Health Network Announce Partnership and Transition of Services

[Rolla, MO] – Phelps Health and Compass Health Network announced a partnership to improve behavioral healthcare in the region today. Under the terms of the agreement, Compass Health Network will assume the operation for Phelps Health behavioral outpatient services and support the psychiatric professional services of the inpatient behavioral health program beginning December 1, 2023.

Compass Health will lease and renovate space on the third floor of the Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute for a behavioral health outpatient clinic and autism diagnostic center.

“We are excited to work with Phelps Health to improve the health and well-being of our community,” said Tim Swinfard, CEO of Compass Health Network. “This is a great opportunity to expand our behavioral health services and provide our patients with even more comprehensive care.”

The collaboration is mutually beneficial. “Our organizations have different strengths that can be combined to ensure our patients receive the care they need when they need it,” said Jason Shenefield, CEO of Phelps Health. “Compass Health will continue to provide our patients exceptional behavioral healthcare, and we can focus on our other core service areas.”

The transition is expected to be seamless without disrupting patient treatment, care, or service locations. All existing team of Phelps Health behavioral health physicians, providers, and staff will transition to Compass Health employees if they wish, so our patients will continue to be able to see the healthcare professionals they know and trust.

“Patients will be notified of this transition well before the change-over date on December 1, and staff will be available in the months leading up to the transition to answer any patient questions or concerns about their care,” Shenefield said. “Compass Health will operate the behavioral health outpatient facilities previously provided by Phelps Health, so patients can continue to see their providers in a familiar location.”

Both Shenefield and Swinfard are excited about the potential the collaboration creates to improve patients’ health in the community. “Working together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Shenefield.

Please direct questions to Deborah R. Frost, Ph.D., VP of Corporate Services at or (573) 578-2962.

About Phelps Health

Phelps Health serves over 200,000 residents in south-central Missouri. Phelps Health is county-owned, non-tax supported, and overseen by a five-member elected board. Phelps Health employs more than 1,900 people, including 100-plus providers. Phelps Health, which includes a hospital licensed for 240 patient beds, serves a six-county area, with its main campus and several clinics in Rolla, Missouri. Phelps Health also has clinics in Salem, St. James, Vienna, and Waynesville, Missouri. For more information, visit

About Compass Health Network

Compass Health Network is a leading healthcare provider in Missouri that offers a comprehensive range of health services, including primary care, behavioral health, and dental health services. With a focus on quality, affordability, and accessibility, Compass Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the community. For more information, please visit