Introducing Julie Payne

Introducing the 2017-2018 
THO Board President, Julie Payne

Julie Payne RN, BS, CHPN is the 2017-2018 THO Board President and the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at Hospice of Chattanooga (HOC).

Mrs. Payne has been a part of the HOC team since March 2000, where she joined as the Clinical Team Leader over East area, including the Admissions team and the Pediatric Team. Since then she has held positions such as Chief Nursing Officer (2005) and Chief Clinical Officer (2013) before being appointed to her current role as COO. 

During her tenure at HOC, she completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Organizational Management at Covenant College.  She also completed the Hospice and Palliative Care Certification (2006), the MVI Clinical Leader program and the MVI Hospice Administrator program.  HOC was able to achieve their first CHAP accreditation (2002) under Payne's leadership, and she is currently leading HOC in attaining the JCAHO Accreditation (2016), as well.

Julie stated, "As we look into the future of hospice services, we will face many obstacles, but I am confident if we stay on the cutting edge of change we will be very successful.  I am very proud to serve as the Board President of the Tennessee Hospice Organization and hope to help assist our state hospice organizations with current and future needs, education development and ensure that all those eligible for Hospice services have the opportunity for access.”

2017 Events

We have some exciting educational opportunities planned in 2017!  
Visit the "Events" tab and mark your calendar now!

Significant Dates in 2017
April 12: ELNEC Training, THA/THO, Brentwood
May 5
: Palmetto GBA, THO Spring Conference, THA/THO, Brentwood
Nov. 14: ELNEC Training, THA/THO, Brentwood
Nov. 16-17: THO Fall Conference, THA/THO, Brentwood