UT Medical Home Health and Hospice moves services

Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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Staff members of University of Tennessee Medical Center Home Health and Hospice Services celebrate with Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors during the recent ribbon cutting and open house at their new location — 3301 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., the former site of The Veranda Market.

Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chair Roni Snyder recently presided over a Chamber ribbon cutting that celebrated a local business’ arrival, so to speak.

University of Tennessee Medical Center Home Health and Hospice Services has been located in Morristown for a few years; however, its location was nearly a secret until this spring, when the dual-services business moved to a new, prime office site along West Andrew Johnson Hwy., in the former Veranda Market building.

“Welcome to your new home,” Snyder said. “This part of the building was designed especially for them, to their specifications, to allow them more elbow room from their original location.”

Snyder explained that she has a personal connection to UT Home Health and Hospice.

“About three years ago, our family found the need for Hospice. We made a phone call on a Saturday morning, and within a few hours, UT Hospice was there. What a tremendous service, not only for the patient, but for the family,” she said. “Morristown appreciates you being here.”

The home health side of the business employs 19 staff members, while the hospice side employs 12 staff members. The two service businesses share a lobby.

“We’re so happy to be in our new location; people now know we’re in Morristown,” UT Home Health Patient Care Representative Ann Harville said.

“We are happy to be on the main road,” UT Hospice Patient Care Representative Robin Manuel said.

Both UT Medical Home Care Services and UT Medical Hospice Services offer skilled nursing care, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy, as well as a unique service to Morristown: psychology nursing care. Comfort care is a prime service offered by UT Hospice.

“We are on call 24 hours per day,” Harville said.

The dual-care company is a member of the LHC Group family of post-acute healthcare services. The mission of LHC Group is to provide exceptional care and unparalleled service to patients and families.

Other medical services include diabetes management, wound care, catheter and tube care and in-home therapy and rehabilitation. Care is delivered by a team of medical professionals, including registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, therapists, social workers and home care aides. In addition, care is provided under the direct supervision of a physician.

With UT Medical Center Hospice Services, patients receive personalized care in the comfort of their homes from specially trained hospice nurses, social workers, chaplains and hospice aides. In addition, palliative care services are managed and directed by a physician to manage pain and control symptoms. Psychological, spiritual and grief support services are also available to the patients and families.

For more information, call 423-586-9291 (Home Care) or 423-586-7858 (Hospice).

-From Staff and Contributed Reports

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