Hospice and Palliative Care / House Calls

Our Team

Hospice and Palliative Care / House Calls

Robert D. Lesslie, M.D.

Medical Director, Founder / Medical Director

Dr. Robert Lesslie has been practicing 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 is board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has also been specializing in occupational medicine and received his Master’s in Public Health in 1999 from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is 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 has been writing newspaper and magazine columns and human-interest stories.

Dr. Lesslie lives in Rock Hill with his wife, Barbara and their golden retriever, Moses, several miniature horses, goats, donkeys, chickens and a lot of bees. They have four grown children and eight growing grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, traveling and bagpiping. He is 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.

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Shannon Horton, APRN-C

Nurse Practitioner

Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2004 and graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University in 2016. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Shannon worked as a Registered Nurse for 12 years.

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Doris Chitwood, APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Doris received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC, and her Masters of Nursing and post graduate degree from the University of South Carolina. She has worked at Riverview Medical Center and with Dr. Lesslie since July 1995 serving in many roles in the last 46 years to include Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Health, Hospice and Senior Care.

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Lynda Marovich, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Lynda received her associate degree in nursing from York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC in 2012; received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South University, Columbia, SC in 2015; her Master of Science in Nursing from University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC in 2019. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and joined the Riverview family in 2020.

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Jason T. Given, M.D.

Medical Doctor, Assistant 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.

Dr. Given is a contractor for Riverview House Calls and Hospice.

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Jeff Lesslie


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, daughter, and son. He enjoys the outdoors, playing music, and spending time with his family.


Lindsay McMackin

Director of Nursing

Lindsay’s nursing career began in 1999 after graduating from The University of South Carolina. After working 13 years in a hospital setting, she truly believed that God led her to become a hospice nurse.

Lindsay’s family used hospice services with her nana & it was very meaningful to spend her last days at home with her family. It was then that she realized how special & important hospice care is to families and patients.

Lindsay feels privileged to have been with Riverview Hospice & Palliative Care since its inception in 2016. She deems it an honor to be able to travel this path with and provide support to my patients & their families.

“We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey.” – Ann Richardson


Abby Emerick

On Call Nurse

Abby has been a nurse for 22 years. She has worked in hospice, critical care, long-term care, pediatrics, home health and management. Abby has three children ages 18,17, and 15. She enjoys camping, boating and traveling.

As a hospice nurse Abby enjoys the relationships she builds with the patient and family. Abby says, “It’s very rewarding to know that what you do does truly help others in their difficult times. I am also very fortunate to work with such a great group of caring and compassionate individuals”.


Pauline McCollough

Social Worker / Volunteer

Pauline McCollough is a licensed Master Social Worker and volunteer coordinator for Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care. Pauline graduated with a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Winthrop University graduate school in 2010. She has several years of experience working in healthcare with all ages, with an emphasis in working with adults who are seniors and adults with disabilities.

Pauline is a native of Fort Mill, SC and currently lives in Rock Hill. She enjoys writing, live musicals, and anything health and fitness related.”


Tony Caruso


As a former local pastor and missionary, Tony found his calling in Hospice. He has traveled all over throughout his pastoral career, however his home here in Hospice has kept him grounded and blessed each and every day.

Tony enjoys sailing, fishing and spending time with his grandkids. “I have found my home at Riverview Hospice and love and respect the Christian atmosphere Dr. Lesslie puts into our team.”

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Tatanish Campbell

Community Relations Manager

Tatanish joined our team this year with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field including, medical coding and healthcare sales and marketing. She has a passion for helping others and educating the community on the resources available. Tatanish enjoys the Christian work environment that Riverview offers.


Jessica Tapp

Hospice Nurse

Jessica has been a hospice nurse for over 3 years and nursing has been a passion of hers since she was a child. Jessica is married with 5 children and likes being with her family, riding motorcycles, playing drums and traveling in her free time.


Angela Stewart

Certified Nursing Aide

Angela has 16 years of CNA experience and has been with Riverview for over 2 years.


Jackie Hall

Certified Nursing Aide

Jackie has over 30 years of CNA experience. She joined the Riverview family in June and loves spending time with family.


Misha Brown

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.

Books By Doctor Lesslie

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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FAX: 803-329-1118

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When you need hospice, palliative care, or house calls 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.