Home Health VNA Maternal Child Health to implement Welcome Family Program


Lawrence, MA – Home Health VNA announced today that it has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to implement the innovative Welcome Family Program. Welcome Family offers a one-time nurse home visit to all mothers and newborns in select cities and towns in the Greater Lawrence region of Massachusetts. The visits, conducted by registered nurses from Home Health VNA’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Department, will be used to assess the health of the mother and the baby, provide education on infant health, well being, nutrition and parenting, and it will serve as a gateway to a larger system of care and support. The Welcome Family visit is free of charge.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by DPH to implement this important program which is designed to maximize the wellbeing of mothers and their infants in this region” said John G. Albert, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Home Health VNA. “Our MCH nurses are uniquely skilled and experienced, and are committed to the health and welfare of new mothers and their infants in our care.”

Home Health VNA has one of the largest MCH programs in the state with a team of highly skilled registered nurses who provide complex medical care and support to children aged newborn to 18 in more than 90 cities and town in the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern NH. The team is expert in the care of children and families with complex medical care needs and regularly receives referrals to provide advanced oncology services in the home from The Jimmy Fund Clinic of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Mass General Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital.

Home Health VNA, the leader in home health care, is a not-for-profit agency affiliated with HomeCare, Inc. and Merrimack Valley Hospice. For more information on the Welcome Family program and other comprehensive programs and services, call 800-933-5593.

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