Hospice and Palliative Care

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Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care LLC | Medical Director and Founder Robert D. Lesslie, M.D.

Robert D. Lesslie, M.D.


Dr. Robert Lesslie practiced in Rock Hill since 1981. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and continued his training in Greenville, SC and in Charlotte, NC where he was chief resident at Charlotte Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Lesslie was board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He also specialized in occupational medicine and received his Master’s in Public Health in 1999 from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was a certified Medical Review Officer for drug and alcohol testing and a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation. For more than a decade, he had been writing newspaper and magazine columns and human-interest stories.

Dr. Lesslie lived in Rock Hill with his wife, Barbara and their golden retriever, Moses, several miniature horses, goats, donkeys, chickens and a lot of bees. They were parents to four grown children and eight growing grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and bagpiping. He was a regular columnist for YC magazine, an active member of his church, as well as an accomplished author. His series of books offer hope and wisdom for his readers’ overall health and well being based on his years of experience in the field of medicine.

Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care LLC | Photo of Doctor Jason Given

Jason T. Given, M.D.

Medical Doctor, Medical Director

Dr. Jason Given was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1999. He was a professional hockey player for the Columbus Cottonmouths and worked in the mining industry before beginning medical school in 2003 at Saba University in Netherlands-Antilles. Dr. Given went on to train at the Greenville Hospital System Family Medicine Residency Program in South Carolina, where he was also chief resident.

Dr. Given joined Riverview Medical Center in 2011. He is board-certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Certified Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation.


Jeff Lesslie

Owner / Operator

Jeff is a native of Rock Hill and after graduating from NC State University moved back home to begin his career in healthcare management. His healthcare career started at Riverview Medical Center as the Director of Development. After years of helping to grow Riverview’s Senior Care and Hospice services in the community, the Lord opened the door for Jeff to step into this role.

Jeff says, “Hospice and Palliative care are such important services in a very precious time for a family. I’m honored to have the opportunity to help a family in any way I can during these times. This is a ministry that seeks to treat the whole person, and we strive to do just that.” Jeff lives in Rock Hill with his wife where he enjoys the outdoors and playing music.


Clarissa Lee

Nurse Practitioner with Palliative Care

Clarissa is from South Carolina and completed her nursing degree from the University of South Carolina and received her master’s degree in Nurse Practitioner from Kaplan University in 2016. She has 16 years of experience working in the nursing field, and has worked in medsurg, ortho-spine, oncology, geriatrics, pain management, women’s health clinic, hospice, and palliative care. Clarissa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Clarissa loves to give back to the community by volunteering and assisting with food pantries.


Tish Giles


Tish grew up in the Charlotte area and has over 13 years of nursing experience. She graduated from Queen’s University of Charlotte, has Emergency Room experience, and has worked in the Hospice field for the last 5 years. She has a passion for people and end of life care. She has four kids and loves to garden and read crime novels.


Grace Carnes

RN, Patient Care Coordinator

Grace is originally from Greenwood, South Carolina. She has a BS in Psychology and an AD in Nursing as well as having training as an End of Life Doula. With 27 years of Nursing experience she has worked in Labor and Delivery, ER, ICU and, for the last 13 years, in Hospice. She now lives on a small farm in Lancaster with her husband, chickens, bees and two dogs, Charlie and Pepper. She has one daughter who is grown. She is a Major in Civil Air Patrol where she works in Search and Rescue training. Hobbies include beekeeping, hydroponic gardening, cooking and travel.


Danielle Privette


Danielle is a registered nurse graduating with her Masters in Nursing from the University of Texas in El Paso. She has experience is pediatric oncology, emergency, home health and hospice.

Mother of now 3, she lives in Charlotte, NC with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. Her heart and soul is caring for the needs of others with the utmost compassion and understanding of care.


Lola Sutherland

Social Worker

Lola was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and moved to the USA to attend the University of South Carolina. She graduated with a Master’s of Social Work in 2002.

Prior to moving into hospice services work, she volunteered for 8 years with a hospice agency, visiting families of loved ones on the weekends. She then gained full-time employment as a hospice Social Worker which she has done for the past 11 years. Lola loves cats, and has 4 very spoiled and loved felines. She enjoys the outdoors and working in her yard while feeding the raccoons (Kits & Kaboodles) and other wildlife that show up in her backyard. Lola has a passion for socializing with people and learning from them, especially while working within hospice. Lastly, she loves the winters here in SC!


Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care LLC | Photo of Vicky

Vicky Ferrell

Hospice Nurse

Vicky has been a hospice nurse for 23 years and has obtained her certification in Hospice and Palliative Care.

She enjoys spending time with her family but especially her grands! She and her husband also enjoys Bluegrass, Clemson football, the Panthers and traveling.

Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care LLC | Photo of Misha Brown

Misha Brown

Administrative Assistant / Certified Nursing Aide

Misha is the vital part of the Riverview Hospice Team. She has 23 years of experience. Misha truly embody the meaning of Hospice. She enjoys time with her family and is very involved with her local church.


Heather White

Certified Nursing Aide

Heather has been a hospice CNA for 5 years and in a healthcare setting for 12 years. She has two beautiful children and enjoys spending her free time shopping and spending time with her children and family!


Nikki Czuchra

Certified Nursing Aide

Originally from Geneva, OH, Nikki moved to South Carolina at the age of 14. She has been a CNA for over seven years in various settings and is continuing her education in nursing at York Technical College in Rock Hill. After getting her Associates Degree in Nursing she plans to start her Bachelor’s and eventually obtain her Master’s degree in Nursing. When she is not at work or studying, Nikki is spending time with her family. She enjoys reading a good book, watching movies, hunting, and fishing.


Deb Stark


Deb graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2019 with her Masters of Religion. She has been a member of the International Fellowship of Chaplains since 2019, and began volunteering with Riverview Hospice in 2020. This is when she realized that hospice care was her calling and in 2022 she came on staff as a chaplain. In her words, “It is a sacred privilege to serve hospice patients and their families.” She is crazy about her five grandchildren, enjoys gardening, loves to read history, and is active in her church.

Books By Doctor Lesslie

Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care LLC | Book cover for Angels in the ER by Robert D. Lesslie, MD of Riverview House Calls

The release of “Angels in the ER” in 2008 marked his first published book and it has sold over 200,000 copies. Since then, he has written “Angels on Call”, “Angels and Heroes”, “Angels on the Night Shift”, “Notes from a Doctor’s Pocket”, “Miracles in the ER”, “50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol” and 50 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure”.

If you would like to read the words of Dr. Lesslie for stories of inspiration, miracles and hope, as well as words of wisdom and medical advice, you can do so here:

All Books By Dr. Lesslie >


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2450 India Hook Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732

When you need hospice or palliative care for medical issues, Riverview is here to assist you. We’re based in Rock Hill and proudly serve York County, Chester County, and Lancaster County.