- MBA, BSN, RN
- Senior Vice President / Chief of Care Delivery
Melissa leads our clinical teams of nurses, social workers, chaplains and nursing assistants in the delivery of expert hospice and palliative care to nearly 1,200 seriously ill patients and their families every day. She spearheads strategies to enhance quality, compliance and patient outcomes, which further elevate our person-centered care and assure future growth aligns with our mission. Melissa is passionate about expanding access to palliative care, helping to ensure every patient navigating a serious or chronic condition has the opportunity to create more moments, no matter where they are in their diagnosis.
Prior to joining the Hosparus Health family, Melissa spent more than 15 years in home health and hospice operations. Her wealth of healthcare experience includes strategic growth, quality management, team cultivation, revenue cycle management, value-based initiatives and case management. She most recently served as the Chief Clinical Officer for Thornberry LTD, a developer of home health and hospice software platforms. Before that, Melissa was the CEO of Home Health, Hospice & DME for Ballad Health and held several roles with the Mountain States Health Alliance System, headquartered in Johnson City, TN.
Melissa earned a BSN from Carson Newman College and an MBA from Milligan College. She relocated to Louisville from Eastern Tennessee.