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Camellia Healthcare named 'Nurse Employer of the Year'

camelliaCamellia Healthcare was named Nurse Employer of the Year by the Mississippi Nurses Association at their 2014 Nightingale Awards Gala held recently in Jackson. The Nurse Employer of the Year award recognizes the most outstanding nurse employer in Mississippi for an organization’s commitment to advancing healthcare.

“The Nightingale Award is a testament to all of our wonderful nurses and we thank each and every one of them for what they do daily on behalf of our patients and their families,” said Abb Payne, President of Camellia Healthcare, said in a news release. “To be honored by the Mississippi Nurses Association, the preeminent nursing organization in our great state, is a real validation of the work we do across the Southeast.”

Camellia is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and has also been named one of Mississippi’s Best Places to Work by the Mississippi Business Journal, one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine and consistently appears on the MBJ’s list of Mississippi’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Founded in 1974, Camellia Healthcare is a Medicare certified, state licensed provider of quality home health and hospice services. Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Camellia has 20 home health and 16 hospice offices located throughout Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee.


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  1. If this is the best employer in the state we are in trouble. I worked here for years and can tell you this company does not give raises, they actually cut pay, they did not keep the promises they made when they bought the original company for which I worked. The corporate office does not respond to complaints made by multiple employees or patients. The burn out rate among field staff is high. The good things one can say about this company is that its a job and if you need health insurance for yourself only (family rates very high for not that great insurance and a pay rate that never goes up no matter how well you do your job).This company needs to take a good look at their DONs, regional directors and ask why is our turn over so high in certain areas

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