A holiday message from John Albert, President and CEO.
It’s the time of year when many of us spend time at home with friends and family reflecting on the past year and planning for the new year ahead. It’s also a time to think about what’s important in life and to give thanks for our many blessings. As President and CEO of the Home Health Foundation family of agencies, Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc., I’d like to share with you what I am most thankful for this holiday season;
I’m thankful for the trust our patients place in us. Every day we are welcomed into patient homes in more than 100 cities and towns across our region. Some patients have just returned from a hospital stay or spent several weeks at a skilled nursing facility. Many are worried about their illness or injury. Others are facing the news of a life-limiting illness. All are relieved when our nurse or therapist arrives ready to heal, calm and reassure – with compassion and understanding.
I admire and am indebted to the clinical and administrative staff who provide essential support, leadership and guidance in our 5 different locations. They have a passion for their work; constantly striving, learning and helping others. I’m especially grateful for our hard working clinical staff who are committed to the highest quality care with for patients and families 365 days a year. Even when New England weather presents blinding snow storms or torrential rain, our clinicians brave the elements and travel throughout the region to ensure that their patients receive the vital medical care they need. This type of dedication to quality care is both heartwarming and inspiring.
A special thank you to the professional medical community who partner with us in the care of their patients. Together we work to ensure all patients have the expert medical care and support they need in the comfort and security of home.
Finally, I’d like to thank our many friends and supporters. Their philanthropic support of our agency ensures our ability to provide essential home health and hospice care to all patients and families in need.
May the comfort of home and the closeness of family and friends renew your spirits and ensure a peaceful and joyous holiday season.