Mission & Values

From Day 1, our goal has been to serve. Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. was formed in 1988 in response to a rapidly changing long-term care industry. The goal was to serve rural providers with affordable, quality enriched physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.

Barry Chatham, SLP, HFA started HTS with nearly 30 years of prior experience at the national level. His vision was to build a company rich in Christian values and steadfast to ethical practices. Our culture was built on the cornerstone of recognizing the inherent value of every person. With this in mind, Barry Chatham and his wife Judy chose Jeremiah 29:11 to be the hallmark of our mission statement, “to provide hope and a future” to each person we serve.

At HTS, we recognize the inherent value of every person. Focusing on our client’s abilities, not disabilities, we provide a value-added service for each client entrusted to us. It is our mission to be the performance proven and acknowledged industry leader in therapeutic services.

Our aims are fueled by Jeremiah 29:11 in which God speaks, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Recognizing each human being’s high calling, we strive to be a part of the ministry of giving hope and a future.

Core Values

Our Core Values reflect the principles and foundation of how we perform our work and how we conduct ourselves. These values are the undercurrent of our programs, training and philosophy that support our care delivery.


Innovation is about discovery, fostering creativity and finding new ways to deliver exceptional patient care. Innovation is about staying tuned in and ahead of what’s coming while looking at each person individually and thinking outside the box to glean the best outcomes.


The success of HTS is largely attributed to the relationships that each therapist has within the community they serve. Each relationship will be built on respect, empathy, and integrity. HTS shall be an advocate as we embrace our role as clinical representatives in our community focused on restoring lives and promoting initiatives for wellness, health literacy and education.


We will offer the hope of recovery and a plan for the future based on the foundation of clinical expertise and realistic goal setting for each individual in our care. We will see the full potential for each and every person we serve and work tirelessly to help them achieve their greatest outcome.


We shall be responsible stewards of our talent and treasure, through careful planning, cooperation, responsiveness and accountability.