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Rickie L. Shearer, Administrator,
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, joined NHC in 1992. He is co-founder and managing
partner of Laurens Family Medicine. Dr. Patterson received his medical degree from The Medical University of South Carolina.

Nell Kelly, RN, Director of Nursing,
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 Rehab, joined NHC in 1997. She holds a B.S. and Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from Murray State University.

Amy Hudson, Director of Financial Services, 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, joined NHC in 2012. She is a graduate of Erskine College with a B.A. Degree in English and Psychology.

Tonie Campbell, Admissions Coordinator, joined NHC in 1990. She has served in numerous roles at NHC HealthCare, Laurens including Director of Health Information and Admissions Coordinator.

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

Julie Griffin, RD, LD, Director of Dietary
, joined NHC in 2012. She 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.

Jackie Armstrong, Activities Director, joined NHC in 2003. She has served in her current role since 2013.

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

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

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


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