Tamie Francis – Employee Spotlight


Tamie Francis

Tamie is the assistant director of operations at Homeland Hospice, HomeHealth and HomeCare. She joined us in November, 2014.

Tamie was born in Japan, then came to the States when her father retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service. She was seven years old when she and her family moved to Dalmatia, a small town in Northumberland County. She later worked for a local manufacturer for 20 years until she finally opted to make a career change into the healthcare industry.

“I’ve always wanted to work for a non-profit and felt that healthcare is where I belong,” she says. “Surgical nursing was my first passion, but sometimes life throws a curve ball. I’m very happy in my administrative position ― it might not be hands-on but I’m able to make sure that all of our patients get the quality care they deserve, so it’s a very rewarding experience. And while my job can be stressful at times, no two days are alike and that’s one of the things that makes it so unique and enjoyable.”

Those of us who know Tamie appreciate her talent, experience and positive attitude. And though she’s not prone to talking about herself, she’s very quick-witted and a fantastic story-teller, helping make Homeland a fun, happy place to work.

Oops, we forgot to mention one other little gem in Tamie’s bio ― she’s a licensed barber. No kidding, you’ll need to ask her about that one!

On a final note, every Thursday afternoon, Tamie is featured on WINK 104 to answer questions about home care, home health and hospice. Tune in when you can but in the meantime click here to listen to a recent broadcast.

Ask the Expert About Home Health Services


Do you know the difference between home health and home care? What is palliative care? When should my family begin the conversation about hospice for dad? I think mom needs help lately with housework and getting to the doctor—how can Homeland help her? What service is right for me?

Every Thursday afternoon on WINK 104 you can tune in to “Ask the Expert”—a two minute segment created to educate and inform our region’s aging population and their loved ones about the benefits of at home health services. WINK’s DJ, Hollywood, speaks with Tamie Francis, Assistant Director of Operations of Homeland Hospice, HomeHealth and HomeCare to help answer the questions above and more.

“Tamie is a very experienced and knowledgeable ‘at home’ professional. On Ask the Expert she discusses how and why home may be the best place to receive care and what different types of services are available,” stated Sue Minarik, Executive Director, Homeland Hospice, HomeHealth & HomeCare. “Homeland’s goal is make sure you and your loved ones are aware of all of the different choices you have when ‘at home’ care is needed. Being able to use radio as an educational platform is invaluable. We are happy to be partnering with Cumulus on this community effort.”

In addition to tuning into the Ask the Expert, Homeland encourages listeners to have a face-to-face conversation with their doctors, caregivers and spiritual advisors in order to help them make the best decisions for their care.

The radio segment began in June and will continue to run throughout the year. If you are interested in submitting a question, please email us at questions@homelandathome.org. To listen to prior segments, please click here.