In the Spotlight…

Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice

Name of Business Owner: Tammy Francis

Phone Number:  (423) 626-2622



What are your business’ core values, goals, and overall mission?
With six offices centrally located in East Tennessee, we make a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis in order to insure that every patient receives the best of care. Our award-winning agency is known for specializing in disease management programs such as diabetes, wound care, surgical and stroke recovery, COPD, joint replacement, CHF, hypertension and a specialized balance program designed for patients at risk for falls or post-surgery recovery. Our growing hospice service provides care for anyone dealing with a life-limiting illness and offers specialized services customized to each patient’s needs. Caring for the sick, elderly, and dying in their homes truly is a privilege for us. You will become a part of our family at Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice!

Share some unique facts about your business. What makes your business stand out?
Tammy Francis, RN, CDE, started Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice (SMHHH) in 1982 literally out of the trunk of her car. After completing nursing school, she soon realized that many frail, elderly and home-bound people really want to stay at home in their later years to receive health care services

What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
Home health care services are determined by your doctor and can include everything from nursing care, physical therapy, home health aides or hospice care. These are offered on an intermittent basis, not “round-the-clock.” A nurse is on-call 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to answer questions or make emergency visits. Care is provided at your place of residence including the home of a family member, assisted living or nursing home facility.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?
“We all know that when you are recovering from an illness, there really is no place you would rather be than home. Our home health services are delivered by our team of professionals in your home or place of residence,” said Tammy Francis, owner and administrator. “Simply being in comfortable, familiar surroundings has proven to promote faster healing and recovery.”

Why are you a member of the Claiborne Economic Partnership?
We are members due to the desire to invest in our community. We work to provide a positive health care environment for our patients and the people who visit Claiborne County. We are able to communicate, network, and educate the people of Claiborne County through our membership.