Hazlewood named pediatric coordinator
The Messenger 05.26.08 Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice, a provider of home health, hospice and private duty services, has announced the addition of Kristi Hazlewood as pediatric coordinator for their home health division. In her new position, she will be responsible for the implementation and administration of the agency’s new Pediatric Home Care Program. The new community-wide Pediatric Home Care Program was developed to enhance existing programs within the community and offer a wider range of services to help keep the care of our children closer to home. Mrs. Hazlewood will oversee services provided for pediatric home care patients by working in collaboration with the local physicians and other members of the health care team. In developing a complete patient care plan, she will ensure the successful delivery of quality home care services to pediatric patients ranging in ages newborn to 21 years old. Mrs. Hazlewood comes to Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice with an impressive background in the field of pediatric nursing. She completed her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1998. Following her graduation, she worked as a registered nurse for six years until she decided to further her education. In 2005, she was an honors graduate when she completed a master of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University. Since completing her graduate degree, Mrs. Hazlewood worked for two years as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a clinic setting. A native of Obion County, Mrs. Hazlewood and her husband, Jody, reside in Martin with their three children: Bretton, 11; Jordan, 10; and Anna, 7. “Tennessee Quality Homecare is proud to welcome Kristi to our agency”, said Ken Tillman, director of operations for Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice. “Her extensive clinical background in pediatric services and vast knowledge of the local community will make Kristi a vital addition to our agency.” “My inspiration for continuing my education was the need for more pediatric care in the immediate area,” Mrs. Hazlewood said. “By keeping our children healthy, the whole community will benefit,” she said. Founded in 1982, Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice is a full-service home care organization, providing home health, hospice and private duty services to patients in 24 counties throughout West and Middle Tennessee. With 16 branch locations, the agency delivers comprehensive care ranging from basic assistance with daily living to advanced medical treatment. For more information, contact Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice at 1-866-846-8081 or visit the Web site at www.tnhomecare.com.