NVNA and Hospice Celebrates 90 Years of Award-Winning Home Health Care and Hospice Services Throughout Boston's South Shore

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  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) October 19, 2010 - This year, NVNA and Hospice celebrates its 90th Anniversary providing award-winning home health care and hospice services and education to communities throughout Boston's South Shore. To mark this important milestone, the agency welcomes the community and its professional network to join two celebratory events to be held October 23rd and November 17th.

    The only independent, non-profit home and hospice care agency serving the area, NVNA and Hospice started in 1920 in the basement of Norwell's Town Hall with the mission of "neighbors helping neighbors." Today, NVNA and Hospice continues its legacy of caring and community by:

    Serving over 500 patients a day
    Offering an average of 45 free community health screenings, educational programs and support groups each month in over 25 South Shore communities - from Quincy to Plymouth
    Employing more than 180 of the highest caliber clinicians and para-professionals to provide home health care and hospice services

    NVNA and Hospice has earned multiple industry accolades for its service, innovation and business efficiency, including the coveted HomeCare EliteTM award five years in a row. Extending its high quality standards of care to new markets, NVNA and Hospice recently opened NVNA Works, a separate organization providing private pay home care services.

    "NVNA and Hospice was founded with a simple, but heartfelt mission that still guides us today, 90 years later," said Meg Doherty, RN, Executive Director of NVNA and Hospice. "We've succeeded as an organization by operating under the principles of integrity, innovation and care - and with the endless support and commitment of our talented staff and loyal patrons. We're fortunate to be able to continue the tradition of care this agency was founded on and look forward to celebrating this milestone with the communities we serve."

    To mark its' 90th Anniversary, NVNA & Hospice invites the public to two special events:

    South Shore YMCA Fall Family Festival, October 23rd, Hanover MA
    NVNA and Hospice will co-host this year's festival, which coincides with National Make a Difference Day, a 20-year initiative that encourages "neighbors helping neighbors." The festival includes games, prizes, and other family friendly activities, as well as free health screenings by NVNA and Hospice clinicians. This free event will run from 11am-2pm at the South Shore YMCA at 75 Mill Street in Hanover. Call 781-829-8585, ext. 232 for more information.

    90th Anniversary Celebration with Roberta Gately, November 17th, Norwell MA
    NVNA and Hospice welcomes renowned author and humanitarian, Roberta Gately, to share her experiences and inspiration with guests at its Professional Celebration. The evening will open with wine and hors d'ouevres at 5:30pm. The event takes place at the Cushing Center at 673 Main Street in Norwell. Please RSVP by Nov 8th at 781-659-2342.

    About NVNA and Hospice
    NVNA and Hospice is the only independent nonprofit home health care agency serving Boston's South Shore. Founded by a small group of caring individuals dedicated to the mission of "neighbors helping neighbors," NVNA and Hospice has provided essential health care and education to South Shore residents since 1920. It now serves over 25 communities on the South Shore, from Quincy to Plymouth. The agency's reputation for providing cost-effective, exceptional services with innovation and integrity has established its position as a regional leader in 21st century home health care. The agency has consistently (five years straight!) been named to the HomeCare EliteTM Top Agencies in the country. For more information, please visit www.nvna.org.

    Contact:
    Crystal Macaulay
    PerkettPR for NVNA and Hospice
    781-871-8860
    nvna ( @ ) perkettpr dot com

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