Standards Hospice



Hospice affected my family in a very personal way. Our son, Gary, passed in 1995 from Leukemia. During his illness, he always wanted to come home, but unfortunately he never got to and his final days were spent at MD Anderson. It was from this tragedy that Standards Hospice was established.

Standards Hospice started in Cameron, TX in 2012. As we have grown throughout the years our philosophy has remained the same; family first, both yours and ours. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the years, as well as recognize all the blessings that we have received.


Tommy Standard


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We at Standards Hospice know that finding the right hospice provider is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free in-home consultations to assess your situation, personalize the services, and select members from our professional staff to meet your needs.

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Executive Team



Russell Backus

Russell graduated with a degree in accounting from Texas Tech University in 1996. He worked for 8 years for an accounting firm doing audits and reimbursement for multiple hospitals and other health care entities.  From there, he started his own company working as a CFO for numerous hospitals before eventually becoming partners in Standards of Care in 2006. Russell has a total of 22 years of health care experience - mainly on the business end of the healthcare industry. His role with Standards is to over see the business functions while allowing his partners to handle the clinical side of things. Together, they make a wonderful team.



Chief executive officer

Tommy Standard, RN, BSN

Tommy graduated with a degree in animal science from Texas A&M University in 1978. He then furthered his education and graduated in 1991 from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor Scholar of Nursing. Before entering the world of health care, Tommy was a rancher and in retail produce. In 2004, Tommy, along with his wife, Dorothy and daughter Michelle, founded Standards Home Health. Tommy has had 26 years of experience in Home Health and has been blessed to have been given the privilege of caring for so many people during that time. He truly operates this business on Christians morals and ethics.



Chief operating officer

Michelle Mowdy, RN

Michelle is passionate about healthcare and the changing paradigm in Post Acute care. She has devoted more than 18 years in the home care field, where she started her career as a registered nurse. She joined Standards Home Health and Hospice as an Administrator and progressed her career to COO. Michelle has been a strategic leader in several acquisitions and new business programs leading an approach that aims to raise the bar in providing value and innovative solutions. Michelle earned her bachelors degree in science nursing from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. Michelle is active in her community and healthcare projects.




Wade Backus

Wade graduated from Texas Tech University in 2000 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Wade has worked for Innovative Healthcare Management since 2006 helping with audits, billing, and collections for rural hospitals. He started working with Standards Home Health and Hospice in 2011. Wade oversees and tracks monthly Home Health and Hospice billing and collections.



hospice administrator

Angela Duet

Angie Matous Duet was born in Dallas, Texas. Her family moved to Milam county when she was 5 years old after her father got a Job at Alcoa, in Rockdale. She has been living and working as a healthcare provider her whole adult life. Beginning in high school, she worked under several physical therapists at the old St Edwards Hospital. After completing nursing school in 1990, she worked for Dr. J.H. Allen at his family clinic. When Dr. Allen closed his practice, she continued healthcare at the Cameron Nursing Home. During that time, she was hired by Girling Home Health. That is where she first came to know Tommy and Dorothy Standard. As the time elapsed, she followed Tommy to Hill Country Home Health and then eventually Standards of Care Home Health.

She has continued with Standards of Care through a multitude of growth and has worked in several capacities. Positions included field nurse, PCC, coder and  QA. At present, she works in the field of Hospice as an administrator.