Home Health Foundation Awards Scholarship to Hospice Nurse Melanie Correia, RN


Lawrence, Mass. (September 11, 2020) – Home Health Foundation, a Lawrence-based nonprofit organization providing essential home health and hospice care in all the places patients call home, has selected Melanie Correia, RN as the 2020 Mary Ellen Tramondozzi Scholarship recipient.

Mary Ellen Tramondozzi, RN practiced home health nursing since the early 1970s at Malden VNA, which eventually became Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, an agency of Home Health Foundation. Tramondozzi served as a role model and mentor to many fellow nurses, embodying the values and essence of nursing until her untimely death in April 2002.

2020 Mary Ellen Tramondozzi Scholarship Recipient Melanie Correia

A resident of Haverhill, Correia was inspired to pursue a second career in nursing after admiring the compassionate care received by her father following his diagnosis with brain cancer. John Willis spent nearly three weeks at High Pointe House in Haverhill, a home-like alternative to hospitalization with specialized end-of-life care where Correia has worked for the past two years.

Correia earned her RN degree from Lawrence Memorial/Regis College in 2018. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University in December.

“I’m grateful for this scholarship, which has enabled me to advance my education while continuing to do the job that I love,” Correia said. “Now more than ever, I’m honored to be doing my part for my patients and community.”

“In her daily practice, Melanie demonstrates sound nursing care to our patients and families while being a team player to her colleagues,” said Diane Farraher-Smith, MSN/MBA, RN, chief clinical integration officer at Home Health Foundation. “We are pleased to support her continued studies in the professional role of a hospice nurse through the Mary Ellen Tramondozzi Scholarship.”

To learn more about Home Health Foundation services, or to arrange for care, contact the referral team at 800-333-4799 or visit homehealthfoundation.org.

About Home Health Foundation

Home Health Foundation, which includes providers Circle Home, Commonwealth Nursing Services, Hallmark Health VNA, Home Health VNA, Home Health VNA of NH, Merrimack Valley Hospice and York Hospital Hospice as part of the Wellforce Health System, provides essential home health and hospice care in all the places patients call home. Together, these agencies are leading the development of a new era of innovation, with a relentless focus on transforming home-based care. For more information, visit HomeHealthFoundation.org.

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