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Rickie L. Shearer, Administrator

Rickie joined NHC in 1984. He holds a B.S. Degree in Health Care Management from The University of Alabama and an M.B.A. in Executive Management from Bristol University.

Mell S. Patterson, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Patterson received his medical degree from The Medical University of South Carolina and is co-founder and managing partner of Laurens Family Medicine. He joined NHC in 1992.

Nell Kelly, RN, Director of Nursing
Nell joined NHC in 1985. She is a graduate of Piedmont Technical College with an A.A.S. Degree in Nursing.

Amy Jones, CCC-SLP, Director of Rehabilitation
Amy holds a B.S. and Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from Murray State University. She joined NHC in 1997.

Amy Lindley, Director of Financial Services
Amy joined NHC in 2017. She is a graduate of Lander University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.

Stefanie Griffin, Director of Social Services
Stefanie is a graduate of Erskine College with a B.A. Degree in English and Psychology. She joined NHC in 2012.

Tonie Campbell, Director of Patient Relations
Tonie has served in numerous roles at NHC HealthCare, Laurens since starting in 1990, which include Director of Health Information and Admissions Coordinator.

Kasey Burch, Director of Health Information
Kasey is a graduate of Greenville Technical College with an Associate Degree in Health Information Management. She joined our team in 2012.

Julie Griffin, RD, LD, Director of Food & Nutrition Services
Julie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and completed her Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian with National HealthCare Corporation. Julie joined NHC in 2012.

Jackie Armstrong, Activities Director
Jackie has served in her current role since 2013 and has been with NHC since 2003.

Brian Fair, Director of Plant Maintenance
With an Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics from Piedmont Technical College, Brian joined us in 2006.

Frances Thompson, Director of Environmental Services
Since 1980, Frances has served in her role with NHC HealthCare, Laurens.

Our medical staff consists of physicians and nurse practitioners from the Laurens Family Medicine Practice.


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