Lawrence, MA – Rachel Russo, RN, BSN, Palliative Care Manager for Merrimack Valley Hospice, has been named to the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHHPCO), the only statewide organization dedicated to promoting excellence in care for those facing life-limiting illnesses. In this role, Russo will work with fellow board members to educate healthcare professionals, caregivers and others about palliative care and advocate for legislative and regulatory changes that improve patient choice and access to quality care.
Russo has more than 14 years of experience in hospice and palliative care at a variety of agencies in Massachusetts. At Merrimack Valley Hospice, Russo is responsible for the development, implementation and management of pediatric and adult palliative care services. She oversees a staff of ten nurse practitioners, registered nurses and social workers who ensure the delivery of the highest quality palliative services throughout our service area.
Russo lives in Wakefield.
Merrimack Valley Hospice is a not-for-profit agency providing comfort care and supportive services to patients nearing the end of life, and bereavement services to their families and loved ones. Together with Home Health VNA and HomeCare, Inc., the agencies provide a full continuum of home health and hospice care in more than 110 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Merrimack Valley Hospice also serves the Southern Maine region as York Hospital Hospice.