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NURSING HOMES: AN OVERVIEW
OF THE STATE SYSTEM
Tennessee
1 State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Jerry Blasingame
State LTC Ombudsman
TN Commission on Aging and Disability
Andrew Jackson Bldg.
500 Deaderick Street, Ste. 825
Nashville, TN 37243
Work: (615)741-2056
Fax: 615-741-3309

11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Donna Ray Anthony
Ombudsman
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1101 Kemit Drive, PO Box 17385
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37217
Work: (615)850-3922
Fax: (615)833-2585
website:http://www.mchra.
com


2 Office on Aging
Richard Hann
Executive Director
Commission on Aging
Andrew Jackson Bldg, 9th Floor
500 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
Work: (615)741-2056
Fax: (615)741-3309

Marie Ferran
Ombudsman
Aging Services for Upper Cumberland
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
1225 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506-4194
Work: (931)432-4210
Fax: (931)432-6010

3 Licensure and Certifications
Katy Gammon
Director
Department of Health
Div. Health Care Facilities
426 5th Avenue, North
First Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg
Nashville, TN 37247-0508
Work: (615)741-7221
Fax: (615)741-7051

Marchell Gardner
LTC Ombudsman
NW Tennessee Development District - Area 7
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
124 Weldon Drive
P.O. Box 963
Martin, TN 38237-0963
Work: (731)587-4213
Fax: (731)588-5833
Area Served: Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Weakley counties

4 Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
Bob Schlafly
Special Agent in Charge
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
TN Bureau of Investigations
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216-2639
Work: (615)744-4362
Fax: (615)744-4659

Debby Morrell
Ombudsman
Legal Services of Upper East TN - Area 1
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
311 W. Walnut Street
P. O. Drawer 360
Johnson City, TN 37605-0360
Work: (800)821-1312
Fax: (423)928-9488
Area Served: Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties

5 Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Karen Robinson
Board of Examiners for NHA
TN Department of Health
First Floor, Cordell Hull Bldg.
425 5th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
Work: (615)532-5155
Fax: (615)532-5164

Trudy Mott
LTC Ombudsman
Fam.& Child Svcs of Chattanooga - Area 3
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
225 East Eighth Street
PO Box 11398
Chattanooga, TN 37401-2398
Work: (423)755-2877
Fax: (423)755-2755
Area Served: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie counties

6 Medicaid Agency
Mark Reynolds
TennCare Director
TN TennCare
Dept. of Finance & Admin.
729 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37247-6501
Work: (615)741-0213
Fax: (615)741-0882

Amanda Scott
Senior Citizens Law Project - Area 8
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 2066
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38302-2066
Work: (731)426-1312
Fax: (731)426-1362
website:http://www.wtls.o
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Area Served: Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McNairy counties

7 Quality Improvement Organization
Albert Grobmyer III
CEO/Executive Director
Mid-South Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.
3175 Lenox Park Blvd.
Suite #309
Memphis, TN 38115
Work: (901)682-0381
Fax: (901)761-3786

Sandy Smegelsky
LTC Ombudsman
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association - Area 9
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
910 Vance Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126
Work: (901)527-0208
Fax: (901)523-1266
website:http://www.mifa.o
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Area Served: Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby, Tipton counties

8 Protection and Advocacy System
Shirley Shea
Executive Director
TN Protection & Advocacy, Inc.
PO Box 121257
Nashville, TN 37212
Work: (615)298-1080
Fax: (615)298-2046

Cindy Troyer
District Long-Term Care Ombudsman
East Tenn Human Resource Agency - Area 2
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
9111 Cross Park Drive
Suite D100
Knoxville, TN 37923-4517
Work: (865)691-2551
Fax: (865)531-7216
Area Served: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union counties

9 Adult Protective Service Agency
Deborah Neill
Director
TN Dept of Human Services
Adult Protective Services
Citizens Plaza, 14th Floor
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37248-9700
Work: (615)313-4770
Fax: (615)741-4165

Cheryl Vallance
Ombudsman
South Central TN Human Resource Agency - Area
P. O. Box 638
Fayetteville, TN 37334-0638
Work: (931)424-5386
Fax: (931)424-3210
Area Served: Wayne, Lawrence, Lincoln, Franklin, Coffee, Bedford, Marshall, Moore, Maury, Hickman, Perry, Lewis, and Giles counties


Last Updated Monday, September 08, 2008


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