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  • Frank L. Dozier MD

    Dr Frank Dozier is the Medical Director of THCRC

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  • Daveta B. Dozier MD

    Dr. Daveta

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  • T. B. Darji Internal Medicne

    Dr. Darji

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  • Ralph Neal MD

    Dr. Neal

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Diane Gatlin  -Administraton

Hello, I am Diane Gatlin.  I am Administrator here at Thomasville Health care and Rehabilitation Center, formally known as Thomasville Nursing Home.  I am also one of our facilities Certified Risk Managers.  My education includes Business Administration and Accounting.  I have been here since 1978 served as Assistant Administrator for 10 years prior to becoming Administrator in 2007.  The Administrator’s role is to support all departments and help them be the best that they can be.  In addition, I am the person responsible for the financial stability of the organization so I do a lot of number crunching (which I love.)  Also, I am the person held responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations like, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Internal Revenue Service, and Alabama Department of Public Health. I have seen many changes in the health care industry in the last 3 decades.  The next few years will be challenging but we are committed to giving our residents and short term rehabilitation visitors the best possible experience we can.  Please come by for a tour of our facility.  I think you will like what you see.

Pamela Taylor -Human Resources Director

I am Pamela Taylor, Director of Human Resources at THCRC. I am a retired 20 year veteran of the US Army.   Upon retirement I returned home to Thomasville to give my children a peaceful community and faith based upbringing that I was privileged to have. During my tour of duty I received a great deal of experience in the area of Human Resources.  I received my degree in Human Resources during my time in the Armed Services. While employed here at THCRC I earned a certification in Risk Management which gives me additional understanding of the federal guidelines associated with the nursing home industry.  As the Human Resources Director I am responsible for every aspect of personnel management, from hiring, enforcing policies associated with personnel management, and assist department leaders in terminations if necessary.   I ensure that all hires are legal and a good match for the type of care that is given in a long term care environment. It is my job to ensure that all employees whether nursing or other ancillary support have a heart for the people who enter our doors whether they are residents, family members, or visitors. We are the face of community health care.

-Gala Carpenter -Director of Nurses

Hi, my name is Gala Newton.  I am the Director Of Nurses at THCRC.  I graduated from nursing school as a Registered Nurse in 1988 and gained experience in the Hospital and Home Health setting over the next 5 years.  Feeling that it was time for a change, I was excited to start my career as the DON at Thomasville Nursing Home in 1993.  I have learned a lot over the years I have been working here.  I am now certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Gerontological Nursing and certified in Risk Management.  I also earned a Nursing Home Administrators License but love my position as the DON since nursing is my true calling. I enjoy coordinating the services provided by the nursing staff.  We work closely with other departments to ensure that our residents receive not only optimal care but are able to thrive and maintain as much independence as possible.  At THCRC we offer skilled care in a friendly, home-like environment. We also offer rehabilitative services and Physical Therapy for those in need of short term rehab and well as Hospice and Respite Care.  We encourage community involvement and invite you to come by for a visit.  We look forward to seeing you.

-Felicia Carter -Assistant Director of Nurses

My name is Felecia Carter. I am the Assistant Director of Nursing at THCRC.  I have been at THCRC since 2004.  I am a Certified Risk Manager and a certified CPR instructor.  I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and a certified MAS Nurse. My past experience includes Oncology, Emergency Room, and Infusion Coordinator.  I am the coordinator and primary instructor for the Certified Nursing Assistant Program for our facility.  I serve as the contact RN during the admission process.  I serve as the infection control nurse and work with the Alabama Department of Public Health during outbreaks of flu and other epidemics to ensure our residents are as protected as possible.  I am responsible for weekly Medicare documentation that serves as a source for reimbursement for care rendered.  I have oversight of the process of accreditation of the American Health Care and Accreditation. Additional duties include pain management, education of Advanced Directives to families of residents.  I perform the annual skills check of Certified Nursing Assistants and Licensed nurses for proficiency in areas of care.

It gives me pleasure to serve the residents and staff at THCRC.  It is my heart's desire to make everyone feel special.

-Susan Sutton -LPN/Restorative Care Coordinator

Hello, I am Susan Sutton.  I am a Licensed Practical Nurse and the Restorative Care Coordinator at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. I have experience is both nursing facility and physicians office.  I have worked here since 2000 during that time I also acquired a certificate in Risk Management and Legal Nurse Consultant.  I am certified by Red Cross both in CPR and to instruct classes to certify others in CPR.  I have received approval from Alabama Department of Public Health to teach the Certified Nursing Assistants program.  My position is to develop, implement, monitor and supervise the restorative nursing program for the facility. I work closely with the treating therapist to ensure our residents get the highest quality of skilled therapeutic care whether it is for short term stay or long term stay.   Restorative dining is another program I am responsible for which requires me to look at every aspect of dining to best maximize the experience.  Please come visit our facility and meet our wonderful stay. We would love to show you all Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation has to offer.

-Burnette Bennett - Social Services Coordinator/Activities Director

My name is Burnette Bennett.  I was born and raised in Thomasville, Al.  I am a graduate of Thomasville High School.  I later attended Alabama Southern.  I have been employed at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Since 1994  I hold the position of Admissions/Social Services Coordinator.  As the Admission Coordinator, I accept and review application for potential residents.  I am responsible for initiating the admission process (gathering of additional paperwork, getting orders from physician of choice and reviewing the admission contract with the sponsor as well as getting the proper paperwork signed).  I assist with discharge planning when a resident desires to return to community (if feasible).  As Social Service Coordinator I act as a personal advocate for the residents.  I ensure that concerns that the residents or family members may have are addressed.  I assist with getting eye, hearing and dental appointments. I monitor any type of behaviors that may occur with the residents.  I make every effort to assist with providing our residents with good care in a dignified, respectful manner.

Vanessa Stubbs -Environmental Services Director

Hello, I am Vanessa Stubbs; Director of Environmental Services and Safety.  I have been at the Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation for 34 years. Risk Management is among my education received while working for THCRC.  My position entails implementing, organizing, developing and directing the Environmental Services staff; to ensure a safe, clean and sanitary environment for our residents, staff, and visitors. In addition to other services provided is our laundry department who takes pride in keeping our residents personal clothing at its best. We strive to do our best for all of our residents and make Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center the best facility for our community.

Erica Pace -Medical Records, Billing, & Admissions

My name is Erica Pace.  I have worked with Thomasville HealthCare & Rehabilitation Center for six years.  I started as part time receptionist and since coming to Thomasville Health Care I have had the opportunity to work with other departments and gain experience in the areas of accounts payable, scheduling, and therapy.   I am currently Medical Records Director, Certified Medicare Billing Specialist (other insurances when necessary) and Purchasing.  I assist in areas of therapy, disaster planning, and miscellaneous areas around the facility as needed.   THCRC offers a service to the community where we will assist seniors in researching Part D plans that best fit their needs (by appointment.)  It is a pleasure to work with the staff of THCRC but my greatest joy and pleasure is to work with the residents on a daily basis.

 Janet Smith -Accounts Receivable/Payroll

My name is Janet Smith and I have worked at Thomasville Health Care & Rehab Center for 9 years. My education includes Business Administration and I have prior experience in banking, church secretary, and other office settings.  My job title is Office Manger and my duties include Accounts Receivable, working with our accountants, and most recently have taken over payroll for the facility and the many aspects of that responsibility. Another important responsibility I have is assisting families with becoming Medicaid eligible which allows many residents to have the financial ability to live here and families the peace of mind knowing that they are in the best setting they can be.  Our number one priority here at Thomasville Health Care and Rehab Center is to care for our residents. I invite you to come by and look around. If we can ever be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

-Mike Overton -DoPO/Maintenance

My name is Mike Overton.  I am the Director of Plant Operations here, otherwise known as “the maintenance man”.  I have been here since August 2010, and am a member of several professional organizations, like The American Society of Healthcare Engineers, who offer excellent support in my job at our facility.  My position is to manage the maintenance of the buildings, property, equipment, computers, phone systems and network systems. I am also required to perform regular government mandated inspections verifying that we meet The Life Safety Codes required for Long Term Care Facilities. I am responsible for monitoring any and all contractors to ensure quality work and performance while maintaining a safe environment for our residents and staff. I work with our local First responders, Fire and Police in protecting our facility.  We do not have an in-house IT department, so I serve as the person who repairs, checks and/or determines if our outside IT company needs to be called.  Due to my love for technology, I often research new or upgrades to our existing technology systems in the facility.   I really love the challenges associated with my responsibilities here.  I also love the interaction with the residents and caring for the facility needs of the residents. I get more appreciation from helping them than I ever did from customers when I owned my own construction company.

Marci Lynn -Accounts Payable/Receptionist

Hello, I am Marcie Lynn. I have been employed here at Thomasville Health Care and Rehab Center for 8 years. I was hired here through the co-op program at Thomasville High School as a receptionist.  During my employment I have had many different job titles and have gained experience in Medical Records as well as other duties.  I am knowledgeable in most office computer applications and assist other departments with needs, especially my boss who loves spreadsheets.  My most recent responsibilities consist of Accounts Payable, scheduling of nursing staff and many other miscellaneous duties while managing the front desk as receptionist.  Since I am many times the first person seen by visitors, I do my best to have a professional approach and be as helpful as I can.  I love welcoming members of my community to our hometown facility.

Gail Baker -MDS/Care Plan Coordinator

I am Gail Baker and my position is the MDS Assessment/Careplan Coordinator at Thomasville Health care and Rehabilitation Center.  I have been a Register Nurse for 35 years and have worked at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center for 24 years.   I am a member of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators which supplies professional support and knowledge for my position.  My past experience includes Director of Nurses in the hospital setting. As MDS/Care Plan coordinator I coordinate a comprehensive assessment of each resident that helps us develop a plan of care that will give them the best possible life while with us.  This plan of care helps provide direction for the staff for proper care in coordination with the physician’s orders and the resident’s preferences.  Another one of my responsibilities is to electronically report  information to CMS about residents and their medical care.  Medicare uses this information to determine payments to the facility and to monitor certain areas of care in comparison to other facilities in our state and nationwide. ADPH has access to this information and they use this information when they survey our facility so it is very important that we keep up with changes on a daily basis. We would love an opportunity to care for your loved one.  Come by for a visit.

Francis Atkins -RN Supervisor

Hello, I am Frances Atkins and I have worked at Thomasville Health Care and Rehab for 33 years, most of which I served as Assistant Director of Nurses.  I am a Registered Nurse of 50 years and received my degree in Nursing from UAB University Hospital in Birmingham.  For the past 6 years, I have been semi-retired but work as Weekend Supervisor and fill in occasionally at other times when needed.  My past experiences include hospital nursing; however, I have always preferred working in long term care.   As a RN Supervisor my duties include monitoring daily patient care and communicating with physicians, pharmacy, laboratories, hospitals, and families, when necessary.  I facilitate readmissions to the facility on weekends and supervise all nursing staff.  I am also responsible for requisitioning all monthly routine lab tests according to physician orders.

I feel that Thomasville and surrounding areas are fortunate to have such an outstanding facility that provides “home town” health care and rehabilitation services close to home. We are most fortunate to have caring, dedicated C.N.A.’s and nursing staff to meet our resident’s needs.  All departments work together to make our residents feel at home.  Our motto here is “We are Family!”

Patricia Knight -RN Supervisor

Hello, I am Pat Knight, RN, BSN.  I have thirty three years experience in various aspects of nursing.  In addition to my nursing experience here at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, my nursing experience includes hospital nursing, health department clinical nurse, and travel nursing.

I am very passionate about education, nursing, music, and art.  However, my greatest passion other than my interest in people is helping animals.  In conclusion, I enjoy my chosen profession, my colleagues, my clients, and residents.  I hope to meet you soon.

Harry Brooks - Board Chairman

Mr. Brooks operates two automobile dealerships in Clarke County. Brooks Motors, a Buick GMC and Chevrolet dealership in Thomasville and Brooks Autos, a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership in Jackson. Mr. Brooks has been in the automobile business for over forty years in South Alabama beginning as a salesperson, progressing to becoming COO of a 7 dealership group, culminating in his acquiring these dealerships beginning in 2003. Mr. Brooks currently serves on the boards of the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce, Thomasville Industrial Development Board and the Healthcare Authority of The City of Thomasville.  He and his wife Cynthia reside in Thomasville.

Andrew C. Bearden Jr. -Co-Chairman

 Mr. Bearden is a practicing Certified Public Accountant and Management Consultant in Thomasville, Alabama.  He has extensive experience in accounting, management and banking.  He obtained his accounting credentials in 1975.  He practiced public accounting until 1985 at which time he was employed by a publicly owned Financial Institution.  With that organization, Mr. Bearden rose to become an Executive Vice President and served as Chief Financial Officer and later as Chief Operating Officer of a $1 billion asset Financial Institution.  Due to a merger with another Financial Institution, Mr. Bearden  subsequently served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a $2 billion asset organization.  During his banking career Mr. Bearden gained significant experience in risk assessment, investments and other management skills.  In 2009, Mr. Bearden retired from banking and now operates his accounting firm and consulting businesses.  Mr. Bearden serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of a publicly owned Financial Institution and as the Vice Chairman of the City of Thomasville Industrial Development Board.  Mr. Bearden and his wife Linda Privett are members of the Thomasville United Methodist Church where they are actively involved.  Currently Mr. Bearden serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Juanita O'Bryant - Secretary

Juanita O'Bryant has been a resident of Thomasville since 1970. She worked in nursing for 20 years having worked at DCH in Tuscaloosa and Thomasville Hospital. Mrs. O'Bryant left Thomasville Hospital in 1980 to work for her husband, Jimmy in the Funeral business; she retired from there in 2009.  She is an active member of Hospital/Nursing Home Auxiliary in Thomasville and very active in the community.  She is a member of Thomasville United Methodist Church where she serves on the Board of Trustees.  She is also a member of the Chancel Choir and United Methodist Women. Mrs. O'Bryant is currently Secretary of the Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center Governing Board and has served on the Board for several years.

Vera Harris - Board Member

Mrs. Vera B. Harris is a long time citizen of Thomasville and retired after 42 years in the field of Education.  She holds a certificate to teach all 12 grades of school and served as school Counselor and Registrar for 26 years.  She was also ACT test administrator for 15 years.   Her extracurricular involvements include sponsor for organizations like SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Student Council, PAL (Partners and Assistant Learners), SCAP (School Community and Pride), and many other organizations.  She has served as coordinator of programs like Upward Bound, drug counselor, Project Quest, BBSST, and LEA for Special Education, Muscular Dystrophy, Math-A-Thon for St. Jude, and Pennies for Patience (cancer drive). Presently, she serves on the Library Board of Thomasville, Salvation Army Board, South West Auxiliary, and RSVP Board.  She volunteers with Adult Literacy Program, Thomasville Art Council, and TES Reading Program. She is President of the Dravitan Civic Club and a member of the South West Auxiliary.  Mrs. Harris is a member of Independent Baptist Church where she is very active. She serves as Deaconess, Missionary, Usher and Usher President, and Council for Youth Usher Board.  She has recently joined the Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Governing Board.

Jeff Gibson - Board Member

Richard J. Gibson (Jeff currently is broker and co-owner of Pope’s Real Estate, LLC in Thomasville, Alabama.  He is currently active as a real estate agent and has been since 1985.  He is also a certified real estate appraiser in the State of Alabama since 1992.  Mr. Gibson became co-owner of Pope’s Real Estate, LLC in 2000.  After receiving a BS degree from the University of Alabama in 1979, he was employed by MacMillan Bloedel for 13 years as a cartographer and implemented a computer based system for maintaining property land lines, etc.  Mr. Gibson is a member of The Thomasville United Methodist Church and resides in Thomasville, Alabama.

 

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A nursing home providing rehabilitation & health care with occupational, speech, and physical therapy nurses for people in Thomasville Al and surrounding areas.

Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

1425 Mosley Dr. Thomasville, AL 36784   (334) 636-5614