Terrionee Garrett began her career in the United States Army as a Financial Specialist. Ms. Garrett transitioned to the Houston Police Department as a police officer, a crime analyst, and a grant writer during her ten year tenure. While servicing the City of Houston she obtained her Texas Realtor license. Upon her calling and ultimate graduation from nursing school, she worked at UTMB-Galveston as a Professional Student Nurse in various units. She later specialized in home care at various home health agencies. She has subsequently served in the role of Administrator, Executive Director, Director of Nursing, Case Manager, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Field Nurse, and Certified Nurse Assistant.
Ms. Garrett was appointed as the Director of Nursing at a start-up Home Hospice Agency. As the Director of Nursing of the startup she directly supervised the clinicians and office staff oversight for the owners in their absence four days out of the work week. Under her leadership the growth and patient quality care grew exponentially. She directed the agency compliance with Medicare and Joint Commission regulations. She also directed and monitored implementation of approved work methods and procedures that reflect elements essential to rendering high quality care. She was instrumental in supervision, motivation, and education of the RNs, LVNs, Chaplains, Social Workers, and CNAs in order to improve patient care and practices in the agency and the patient’s home. She assumed responsibilities of daily operations of the agency in the Administrator and Assistant Administrator’s absence four days out of the work week.
Ms. Garret was appointed to an additional startup Home Health and Hospice agency as the Executive Director and Administrator. She ensured agency compliance with Medicare and Accreditation Commission for Health Care regulations. The Home Health responsibilities entailed agency compliance with Medicare and Accreditation Commission for Health Care regulations. She selected and maintained qualified, well-organized staff to provide care for the patients. Implement quality skilled nursing visits through collaboration with other clinical personnel. In addition, she was responsible for Profit and Loss to include the contribution margin for the home health and the hospice agencies.
Ms. Garrett prides herself in compassionate care with dignity for the patient and the family. Her expertise as an Administrator, a Registered Nurse, and one who has had family in her hospice care makes her extremely qualified to nurture your loved one at end of life. She treats everyone as family for as a child she was taught by her great-grandmother, “If you keep living you too shall pass this way. Good seed in good soil.”