North Oaks names new hospice director

Dexter T. Fields has joined North Oaks Health System as hospice director.

Fields, who has 12 years experience, served as executive director of St. Margaret’s Home Health and Hospice Agencies in Gretna.

He also served as assistant director of Nursing at Woldenberg Village, an assisted living nursing facility in New Orleans.

Other positions with hospice organizations in Louisiana have included community liaison and staff nurse.

Fields is a registered nurse in Louisiana and Alabama and a certified hospice and palliative nurse.

He belongs to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Louisiana and Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Home Care Association of Louisiana.

An Alabama native, he earned an associate’s degree in registered nursing from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., and a licensed practical nursing degree from Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Ala.

For information about hospice, call North Oaks Hospice at (985) 230-7620.