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Home Health Care & Hospice Services - Honors & Awards  

"The Choice of Hoosier Families for Generations!"

Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care was once again, voted #1 in the Times-Mail Newspapers Reader's Choice Awards as the Best Home Health Services in the readership area!  Melissa states, "Congratulations to all of the staff at Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice, as we would not have received this honor without the hard work and dedication of our Excellent, Award Winning, Staff!!"


Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations at Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice, was recently elected to serve as President of the Indiana Association of Home & Hospice Care (IAHHC) Board of Directors; which is out of Indianapolis.  Jeremiah Resides in Salem, with her husband Jeff.





The staff of Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice were recently honored to be recipients of weather radios from the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency; for our homebound patients in Lawrence County.

Pictured:  Valerie Luchauer, Lawrence County EMA Director, Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations,

Judi Taylor, LPN, Karen Cooper, HHA, Marilyn Morana, PT, Therapy Services Supervisor, Beth Frigerio, and

Molly Baker, RN, Clinical Services Supervisor


Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, was recently featured in the January/February 2019 edition of Home Healthcare Now for an article she wrote entitled, "The Language of Home Care." 

Home Healthcare Now is a professional, contemporary journal serving the educational and communication needs of home care and hospice nurses.

Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE

Director of Operations



Melissa Jeremiah, RN, Director of Operations, was featured as a guest columnist in the Caring Magazine, which is a national publication.
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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) Board of Directors.  Evan Reinhardt, Executive for the Indiana Association for Home Care & Hospice (IAHHC) stated, "A big contratulations to Melissa for being acknowledged on the national stage and clearly a well-deserved honor after her years of dedicated service!"  David Miller, CEO of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation stated, "We are very proud of Melissa's leadership role in home health and hospice and to have her expertise in this agency."  Jeremiah resides in Salem, with her husband Jeff.
 


Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE

Director of Operations for Home Health Care & Hospice

2019 Award Winners

Molly Baker, RN, Clinical Services Supervisor presents the Jennifer Hacker Award to
Judi Taylor, LPN



Members of the Hospice Team:  Lee Grimes, Volunteer/Bereavement Coordinator, Lana Allen, LPN, Linda Fisher, RN, Hospice Patient Care Coordinator and Recipient of the Charlotte Braman Award, Dr. Luke Mosemann, Medical Director and Merle Mullins, Volunteer Hospice Chaplain, who was honored for 20 years of service to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

Linda Fisher, RN, Hospice Patient Care Coordinator was the recipient of
the Charlotte Braman Award

Carol Johnson, Hospice Volunteer Chaplain was the recipient of the
Nellie Mullins Award

JoDeana McNabb, Director of Accounting Services for Home Health Care and Hospice
and Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations for Home Health and Hospice

Those Receiving Longevity Awards were:
JoDeana McNabb-25 years
Melissa Jeremiah-20 years
Merle Mullins-20 years
Linda Fisher-15 years
Rhea McClintock-10 years
Mandi Dersch-5 years
Sharon Gibson-2 years
Brooke Gomez-2 years
Becky Haagsma-2 years
Lisa Sego-2 years
Sarah Miller-2 years
Kyle Fisher-2 years
Sarah Fisher-2 years
Carol Johnson-2 years
Charles Johnson-2 years
Melody Morin-2 years
                                                          
 

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."

 
Professional Memberships

 

 

 

 
William A. Dombi, 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 5, 2015.
 
 


 
 
 
Mayoral Home Health Care & Hospice Proclamation
 


                                                                                  Hannah Jones and Salem Mayor Troy Merry
 


                                                                           Hannah Jones and Mitchell Mayor J.D. England
 


                                                                               Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis and Sundae Cox, CNA/HHA