American Health Partners, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, has promoted Kelly Nichols, RN, BSN, to vice president of Home Health and Hospice Operations at its Tennessee Quality Care division which provides home health, hospice and private duty nursing care across 34 Tennessee counties. The company also announced Callie Rumsey, RN, is being promoted to director of hospice and Nichole McClain, RN, is being promoted to director of home health.
Nichols joined Tennessee Quality Care in 2017 as the director of home health and hospice operations. She has more than 30 years of health care experience with her primary focus in post-acute care. Before joining Tennessee Quality Care, Nichols held leadership positions in long term care, home health and hospice, where she had served as a director of nursing, administrator, and clinical manager. Nichols earned her nursing degree from the University of Tennessee – Martin. Kelly and her husband have six children and two grandsons and reside in New Johnsonville, TN.
“Kelly has done exceptional work as our director of operations over the past three years,” said Robin Bradley, chief operating officer, American Health Partners. “Her leadership has helped grow our service area and expand into private duty nursing, while maintaining a strong focus on compassionate, person-centered care.”
Rumsey, the new director of Hospice, started her nursing career in orthopedics before joining Tennessee Quality Care in 2015 as a field RN for the Hospice unit. She was promoted to patient coordinator and then to administrator for Tennessee Quality Care Hospice in 2018. She earned her associate degree in nursing from Jackson State Community College and a bachelor’s in nursing from Western Governors University. Callie and her husband have a 5-yea- old son, River, and also live in New Johnsonville.
McClain also began her nursing career in orthopedics before transitioning to Home Health in 2009. She joined Tennessee Quality Care in 2017 as a branch manager, then advanced to director of clinical services for Home Health and Hospice. The past three years, she has served as the administrator for the Home Health unit. Nichole earned her associate degree in nursing from Columbia State Community College and is currently enrolled at Aspen University, where she will earn her Master of Science in Nursing Administration (MSN). Nichole and her husband have five children (twins and triplets) and live in Parsons, TN.
“I am very fortunate to be leading a team of caring health care professionals who are committed to fulfilling our mission of providing compassionate care to our patients.” Nichols said. “Both Callie and Nichole are very committed to providing the highest quality care and it’s exciting to see them grow and advance their careers with our division.”
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About American Health Partners
American Health Partners provides a continuum of health care services for adults and seniors, including long-term support for daily living, home health and hospice, and short-term care focused on recovery and rehabilitation. Operations in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi include 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; home health and hospice offices serving 34 counties; and a long-term care pharmacy that serves more than 60 locations in three states. Two other divisions provide Institutional Special Needs Health Plans (ISNPs) and medical staffing in nursing homes in Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas and Tennessee. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, Tennessee. For more information, visit AmHealthPartners.com or call (615) 902-5200.
About Tennessee Quality Care
Tennessee Quality Care, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners, has been offering high-quality, compassionate home health, private duty nursing and hospice services for more than 30 years. In addition to providing personalized care to individuals in the comfort of their homes, local offices collaborate with skilled nursing facilities to help patients regain independence and transition home after rehabilitation. Tennessee Quality Care operates in 34 counties across middle and west Tennessee through multiple branch offices. The Tennessee Quality Care division office is based in Parsons, Tennessee. For more information, visit TNquality.com or call (866) 846-8081.