The clinicians at AbilisHealth are dedicated to providing home health services. AbilisHeath Manchester is the largest of the 13 locations in the state.

 

There’s no place like home — this is especially true when you need health care. The caregivers at AlbilisHealth work to provide the best care available.

The Manchester location recently opened its doors at the two-story Victorian on E. Main Street. The charming location is a fitting location for heart of one of the area’s most capable staff of clinicians, therapists and nurses.

“(O)ur newest location in Manchester…has quickly become our largest location in the state of Tennessee. Our success in Manchester is due to the local team of clinicians who tirelessly serve our patients, their families and the community,” said AbilisHealth CEO John C. Wilson Jr.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Manchester community and look forward to continuing to grow there, so we can connect with even more patients and their families,” he said.

According to Wilson, AbilisHealth brings a new perspective to the industry while maintaining a what he calls a “tenacious focus on our caregivers, patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes and the community, while being the number one home care provider in Tennessee,” he said.

At the clinician level, the healthcare providers are dedicated to helping patients achieve their clinical outcomes.

Physical Therapist Ryan Dye said that he is dedicated to helping people get back to their normal function.

“The services we provide are really just exercising peoples’ muscles to get then back to their normal function,” he said.

Dye graduated from Jackson State Community College in 2017 and has worked in the home health field since.

Fellow physical therapist Dave Hammond said that he and all his associated like helping people.

“We like to get people to the point where they were before, where they don’t need anybody,” Hammond said. “We want to get them independent again.”

Hammond has a bachelor’s degree from Loma Lind in California. He has 29 years of experience in rehab, acute care and home health.

Like Hammond, these caregivers have devoted years of their lives to training for this career, like Rhonda McCormick, a 1992 graduate of Volunteer State Community College, who has 27 years of experience or Dundee Uy, a graduate of the Amec-BCCM in the Philippines, who has 31 years of experience in the field. While relatively newer to field, Luke Stiefel has six years of experience and Brian Sizemore, whose focus is athletic training, has 10 years of experience in acute care hospital and home health. 

Hometown caregiver Maggie Keele Millraney is a speech-language pathologist, from Hillsboro.

“I graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 2006. Following graduation, I attended The University of Tennessee Knoxville where I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Business. I then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and received my M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. Since 2012, I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a variety of settings including outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, and home health,” she said.

“In 2015, I began working in the home health setting. I am currently a PRN speech-language pathologist and love my job and patients,” she added.

Also near to the community is Jenn Keele Nogodula, who holds a doctorate degree in physical therapy.

“I’m a local hometown girl born and raised in Manchester. I graduated from CHS in 1997, Motlow State (Community College) in 1999, then transferred to (Middle Tennessee State University) until 2001, transferred to UTC and graduated in 2004 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

She started her career with NHC in McMinnville, a skilled nursing facility.

She then decided to make a career change in 2009 after having my first child and began working full time as a home health. She has worked with Doctors Associates Home Health, later Suncrest Home Health, until she began working at AbilisHealth in May 2019.

The many caregivers that call AbilisHealth home are dedicated to serving the needs of their patients and their families. AbilisHome Health is one of 13 locations across the state. All together the group has reached out to over 4,000 patients in the past year.

Services include skilled nursing, wound certified nurse, psych nursing, home health aide, vital stem therapy, memory therapy, physical therapy, balance and fall prevention therapy and pain management in addition to speech and swallowing therapy.

Medical social workers can provide assistance helping find financial assistance.

AbilisHealth located at 220 E. Main St.

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