Then and now – continuing a 120 year tradition of safe and reliable house calls

Published June 20, 2016

Lawrence, MA – Home Health Foundation, which includes Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc., recently rolled out a fleet of new leased cars to be used by visiting nurses who travel throughout the region caring for patients.

When the agency was founded in 1895, nurses walked or bicycled to patient homes. Cars were only used when nurses traveled to rural areas to care for patients. Today, on any given day, Home Health Foundation cares for more than 3,500 patients in 110 cities and towns. A safe and reliable car is essential for quality patient care.

“Our clinical staff travels approximately 2.3 million miles per year caring for patients and families in the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Southern Maine,” said John Albert, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO. “Our new leasing program is a great option for those staff who normally accrue hundreds of miles on their own car in a typical work week. It also increases our visibility in the community.”

Home Health Foundation, the leader in home health care, is comprised of affiliate agencies Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. Together the three agencies serve 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 in partnership with York Hospital.

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