Our History

Camellia Home Health and Hospice prides itself on providing an unequaled level of quality in the delivery of a broad range of modern health care services that respond to the needs of our patients, their community, and all associated health care providers.  What distinguishes Camellia from most other health care providers, however, is that our services allow those most in need, the frail and the elderly, to receive award winning health care directly in their own home.

Founded in 1974 by W.A. Payne and currently run by company President Abb Payne, Camellia Home Health and Hospice is a Medicare certified, state licensed provider of home health care and hospice services in the Southeastern United States.  Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Camellia’s territories now include 16 home health locations covering 30 counties in Mississippi, 5 Parishes in Louisiana, six metro Atlanta counties of Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Fayette, and Douglas.  Additionally, and 26 Tennessee counties of Blount, Loudon, Bradley, Marion, Campbell, McMinn, Claiborne, Meigs, Cocke, Morgan, Cumberland, Monroe, Grainger, Polk, Grundy, Rhea, Hamblen, Roane, Hamilton, Scott, Hancock, Sequatchie, Hawkins, Sevier, Jefferson, Union, Diane.Camellia is proud to include eight hospice locations covering 30 counties in Mississippi and 5 additional parishes in Louisiana. 

While Camellia has a 35 year history of providing exceptional care to our patients, another major distinguishing characteristic is the fact that Camellia Home Health and Hospice has been named one of Mississippi’s Best Places to Work for three consecutive cycles.  This not only demonstrates our commitment to quality patient care, but also shows our commitment to our dedicated team members in all of our markets.  Without question,  Camellia’s success historically and growth recently are a direct result of the quality of all of Camellia’s hundreds of clinicians and support personnel, their contributions to health care and society at large, and their unwavering dedication to put our patients needs’ first at all times. 

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