Home Health Care & Hospice Services - Honors & Awards
"The Choice of Hoosier Families for Generations!"
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, Director of Operations, was featured as a guest colum
nist in the Caring Magazine, which is a national publication. Caring Magazine
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Melissa Jeremiah was accepted as a manuscript reviewer for Home Health Care Now, which is a national Home Health Care & Hospice publication.
WCCF Hospice Grant
Pictured are Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE,
Director of Operations for Hoosier Uplands Health Care Division and JoDeana
McNabb, Hoosier Uplands Health Care Division Director of Accounting Services;
along with their check from the Washington County Community Foundation
Uplands Hospice was recently awarded $2,000 from the Washington County
Community Foundation through the Bob and Clarice Morris and Carl Lee Mitchell
Touch Tomorrow Funds.
award will allow Hoosier Uplands Hospice to continue to provide pharmaceuticals
related to the patient’s life limiting diagnosis and incontinence supplies;
without any cost to our patient’s or their families for these services.
Melissa Jeremiah Named the Recipient of the Norah J. McFarland Award
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations was named the recipient of the Norah J. McFarland award by IAHHC/Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care. The Norah J. McFarland Award, IAHHC's most prestigious award, is presented to an individual that demonstrates the qualities and standards which best represent our industry. The award is named for a pioneer and leader of Indiana home health. In 1987, Norah was presented with an award to recognize her contributions to home health and hospice care, nursing and education. Nominees for this award are individuals who exhibit: Leadership in home care or hospice; Integrity; Years of community service; Record of community involvement; sensitivity to home health issues and client needs; Action on behalf of home health, hospice or home support services; Current resident of the state of Indiana; 5 or more years' experience with an IAHHC member agency; and Interaction with other service providers and policy makers. JeanMacdonald, RN, BSN, MS, Director of Regulatory Policy with IAHHC stated, "Your leadership in the association and in your community exemplifies Norah's lifelong dedication to home care and her community."
Melissa Jeremiah Recently Granted Re-Credentialing as a Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, Director of Operations with Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice was recently granted re-credentialing as a Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive (CHCE) by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Certification represents achievement of a gold standard of knowledge for the operation of a home care/hospice organization. The CHCE certification examination tests an individual's knowledge in the eight areas most relevant to the home care/hospice field. These include: finanace and reimbursement; legal and regulatory; organization planning and management; human resources; quality and risk management; public relations; marketing and education; ethics; and information management. Wanda Allen, with NAHC, said this about Melissa, "We honor you for your example of excellence in home care leadership."
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations, Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice, was elected to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Nominating Committee for 2017 and re-appointed onto the NAHC Annual Meeting Education Commitee. NAHC is located in Washington D.C. The late, Val Halamandaris, President of NAHC stated, "Congratulations on your election to this important position. We are grateful that you have agreed to serve and are looking forward to working with you."
Melissa also remains an active participant on the Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care/IAHHC Education Committee. IAHHC is located in Indianapolis, IN.
Melissa and the rest of the Nominating Committee in Washington D.C.
Diane Reynolds, RN, Patricia Gibson, HHA, and Hannah Jones, Referral Liaison was recently honored for 2 years of service.
Diane Reynolds, Patricia Gibson, and Hannah Jones
Marie Cole was recently honored for 25 years of service.
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations, was asked, "What is your definition of a STAR employee?"
Melissa responded, "I feel that being a STAR employee means meeting the criteria of the Charlotte Braman Award for office staff, the Jennifer Hacker Award for field staff; or the Nellie Mullins Award for the volunteers."
This criteria includes:
1. Longevity of employment
2. Employees peers "catching them" going above and beyond, being someone they can count on, helping out their co-workers, bring a smile to a face, performing extraordinary quality work, being committed to the team goals, having an attitude that we all strive to have and making Hoosier Uplands an even better place.
3. Stellar attendance
4. Patients and families "catching them" going above and beyond, being someone they can count on, bringing a smile to a face, performing extraordinary quality work, being committted to the team goals, having an attitude that we all strive to have and making Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice the choice of the community.
Melissa was then asked, "To what do you attribute your own career success?"
To which Melissa responded, "I feel that I am the mirror of all the members of the Home Health Care and Hospice Team. I cannot have success without quality employees who put their hearts into their work."
2017 Caregivers of the Year Recipients:
This honor is given to persons based upon patient satisfaction, peer review, longevity of employment, attendance, and willingness to give above 100%.
The Jennifer Hacker Award Winner was Debbie Guthrie, RN; the Charlotte Braman Award Winner was Mandi Dersch, RN, and the Nellie Mullins Award Winner was Merle Mullins, Hospice Volunteer Chaplain.
Mandi Dersch and Debbie Guthrie
A. Dombi, Vice President for Law at the National Association for Home Care
& Hospice and Melissa Jeremiah, RN, Director of Operations for Hoosier
Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice discussed the state of Home Health Care
& Hospice during the Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care Spring
Conference on May 5, 2015.
The late, Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and Melissa Jeremiah, RN, Director of Operations for Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice discussed the state of Home Health Care & Hospice during the Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care Spring Conference on May 1, 2007.
Mayoral Home Health Care & Hospice Proclamation
Kyle Fisher, Hospice Chaplain and Salem Mayor Troy Merry
Martina Wilcoxen and Mitchell Mayor J.D. England
Lee Grimes and Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis