Interim HealthCare Inc. Names 2023 Nurse of the Year

Tammy Schmitz, RN, of Lima, Ohio awarded for going above and beyond in patient care and mentorship of fellow nurses

SUNRISE, Fla. – May 12, 2023

Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s leading franchise network of home care, senior care, home health, hospice and healthcare staffing services, today announced Tammy Schmitz, RN case manager with Interim HealthCare of Lima, Ohio as its 2023 Nurse of the Year. Interim HealthCare of Lima is part of Interim HealthCare RNC, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and the largest franchise network within the Interim HealthCare family.

“We are thrilled to recognize Tammy for her tireless work and perseverance,” said Penny Kill, Director of Home Care Services at Interim HealthCare of Lima, Ohio. “Tammy truly represents what it means to be a nurse – selfless, caring and willing to go above and beyond in service of her patients. I couldn’t think of a more deserving person to receive this honor.”

Tammy has been with Interim HealthCare of Lima, Ohio since 2019, quickly becoming a dependable figure among both her colleagues and patients. She is highly organized and a great communicator, scheduling her patients the night before so they know when she will arrive and being the first one on the phone to let them know if anything changes. Tammy consistently gives her all when caring for patients and helps to coach family members on different aspects of care to ensure they’re comfortable when she isn’t on shift.

Additionally, Tammy has a wealth of medical knowledge, making her a great resource for her fellow nurses. She has been known to personally contact the Board of Nursing for clarification on nursing law to ensure compliance with acceptable standards. Tammy will also take it upon herself to research a procedure or diagnosis she is less familiar with in order to better serve patients.

“I’m truly honored to be named Interim HealthCare’s 2023 Nurse of the Year,” said Tammy Schmitz. “My role as a nurse is incredibly important to me, and I’m glad to be part of a company where I can have a positive impact on my patients and their families. Nurses are an integral part of the community and this recognition holds even more meaning after the past few challenging years.”

As part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Interim HealthCare annually honors a nurse in its organization who exemplifies the true heart of nursing and the company’s core values of integrity, compassion, customer focus, innovation and responsibility. The company evaluated nominations for exceptional nurses from Interim HealthCare locations across the country to determine this year’s winner.

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About Interim HealthCare Inc. 

Founded in 1966 and First in Home Care®, Interim HealthCare Inc. is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards. The only major franchise brand in its category to offer the full continuum of care, the company strives to improve the delivery of home healthcare and staffing services through 330 plus locations servicing the U.S. Ranked number one for the fifth year in a row by Entrepreneur magazine, franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care to 200,000 people each year, as well as telehealth and care coordination services, to meet a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit