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Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

Melissa is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of health care settings with the majority of her nursing experience in home health care and hospice where she was a clinician working in the field and then later became an administrator of a hospital-based home health and hospice agency. In 2017, she joined 5 Star Consultants as a home care and lead hospice consultant.

Melissa has an expertise in identifying issues, solving problems and implementing action plans that are successful. She also has a passion for individual coaching, team building and leadership development. Abbott has served on the Iowa Alliance in Home Care Board of Directors and the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa Board of Directors since 2014 and has been a part of advocacy work for home health and hospice within her home state of Iowa as well as nationally. 

Melissa also has presented for many state associations at annual conferences along with webinars on a variety of regulatory and clinical topics that pertain to home care and hospice.


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