About Us

Core Foundation

At Paramount Healthcare, our foundation is built upon the mission, vision, and values that our team continually strives to reflect in our interactions with residents and in the manner we conduct business with our business associates. These guiding principles help us to provide a compassionate and comprehensive blanket of care, comfort, protection, and compassion for our residents. At Paramount we strive to provide every resident an exceptional experience through compassion, innovation, teamwork and excellence.


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care and services to the residents of our communities. To be committed to excellence and leadership through fostering a culture of continuous improvement, respect, and dedication to our residents, employees, and to the communities we serve.

Our Values



We stand strong in the belief that individuals are led into caring for our senior population because of a servants’ heart as well as the ability to look out for the interests of others above your own.



When entrusting a loved one to the care received in a Paramount home, that person becomes part of our family. Each resident is treated as and becomes an important part of the Paramount family. We treat others as we would want our family to be treated; in a respectable and honorable manner.



Residents, family members, and employees become trusted friends as we make the journey through one of life’s most difficult decisions. We can be trusted as you would trust a devoted close friend.

Our Difference

The facilities of Paramount Healthcare Consultants specialize in helping residents return to his or her home by providing support for the resident and the resident’s family before, during, and after recovery. We provide a homelike atmosphere for recovery and endless encouragement for all residents to achieve their optimal quality of life. Our focus is on positive rehabilitation of residents so that they may return to the community to continue their lives as independently as possible.

About Us

Paramount’s corporate headquarters are located in West Monroe, LA. Paramount currently operates properties in Louisiana and Texas. Our Louisiana properties are located in the cities of Monroe, Lafayette, Farmerville, Ferriday, Ruston, Arcadia, Homer, Bastrop, and Sulphur. Our Texas properties are located in the cities of McKinney, Kilgore, Littlefield, and El Paso.

The properties include skilled nursing facilities with inpatient rehabilitation services. Several properties also provide outpatient rehabilitation services as well. Paramount also operates an independent living property as well as several assisted living properties. We have a specialized bariatric wing, as well as dedicated memory care units at several of our properties.

Paramount appreciates tenured employees and recognizes the value of keeping loyal employees working within our organization. Paramount employs approximately 1,500 full time and part-time employees. Paramount’s leadership team combined has over 150 years of experience within healthcare & long term care settings.


Dawne Smith Owner and CEO

Dawne received her accounting degree and in 1999 she was hired as a consultant for Paramount. She quickly assumed the full-time business office manager position. Dawne obtained her Administrator’s license in 2002, and soon after was promoted to Regional Director of Operations. In 2008, during her tenure as Regional Director of Operations, Dawne was able to purchase 4 nursing facilities. She bought out a partner becoming the sole owner of Paramount Healthcare Consultants and has since continued to expand her property portfolio by obtaining 8 homes within the TX market during 2017 and 2018. Her current portfolio includes multiple long term care SNF facilities in Louisiana and Texas. Dawne also owns an independent living property and assisted living facilities in Louisiana.


Ricky Bonin, Chief Operating Office
As COO, Ricky Bonin is responsible for helping with creating vision, direction and growth of Paramount Healthcare Consultants.

Ricky has been providing leadership in healthcare organizations since 1984. Although most of his thirty-six career has been in long term care, he also has experience in the operations of home health, hospice, developmental disability services and consulting. He is passionate about providing quality skilled nursing services to all individuals, especially the elderly.

In 1982, Ricky received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Louisiana and then followed up his education by earning a graduate degree with a Master’s in Business Administration. He continued his relationship with the University of Louisiana as an adjunct professor teaching courses in business management. Ricky served as a Board Member of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association and is affiliated with many civic organizations in his hometown.

Brandon Sullivan

Brandon currently serves as Controller for Paramount. Brandon has a business finance background and has worked in accounting/finance for 15 years. Brandon has been with Paramount since 2017.

Randee Mann
Regional Director of Operations

Randee currently serves as the Regional Director of Operations for Louisiana. Randee has been an LPN since 1995, serving the long term care setting. Randee was hired at Paramount in 2002 as a nurse, completed his AIT and moved into an Administrator role in 2007. In 2014, Randee was promoted to Regional Director of Operations.

Ranelle Tweedy
Regional Director of Operations

Ranelle currently serves as the Regional Director of Operations for our Littlefield and Lubbock properties, as well as holding the role of special projects coordinator. Ranelle earned her LVN license and received a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. She has worked as a CNA, business office manager, LVN, assistant administrator and administrator within the long term care setting. Ranelle has been with for Paramount since 2016.

Dottie Bailey
Billing Supervisor

Dottie Bailey is the Billing Supervisor supporting all 17 LA and TX properties. Dottie began her career in long term care in 2001. She was hired as business office manager for Avalon Place in June of 2002. Dottie was promoted to Corporate Billing Manager in March of 2010.

Denise Futch
Corporate Risk Manager

Denise currently serves as Corporate Risk Manager. Denise completed her AIT with Paramount and worked in a Paramount facility as a licensed administrator full time for 14 years. In late 2018, Denise was promoted to position of corporate risk manager.