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VNA Care Enters Management Agreement with Porchlight VNA/Home Care

July 2018

VNA Care is pleased to announce it has entered into a management agreement with Porchlight VNA/Home Care, a five-star agency serving communities in Western Massachusetts. (read more)


Michael Willette Named Interim COO

June 2018

VNA Care recently named Michael Willette as Interim Chief Operating Officer. Willette began his career serving in the United States Marine Corps. (read more)


CEO Holly Chaffee on Beacon Hill Chat

June 2018

Holly Chaffee, President and CEO of VNA Care, appeared on Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler’s Beacon Hill Chat program on WCCA-TV. (watch video)


VNA Care Welcomes Holly Chaffee as President and CEO

January 2018

VNA Care, a subsidiary of Atrius Health serving more than 50,000 patients each year as Massachusetts’ largest non-profit home health and hospice provider, is pleased to introduce Holly Chaffee, BSN, MSN, RN as President and CEO. (read more)


Rita Advani Named Chair of VNA Care Board of Directors

January 2018

VNA Care recently welcomed Rita S. Advani as Chair of the Board of Directors. Advani is the President of Bush Pond Ventures, LLC, an organization focused on increasing science literacy for PreK-Grade 12. (read more)


For Ongoing ACO Shared Savings, Look Outside Inpatient, Primary Care

December 2017
VNA Care and Atrius Health are working together to improve patient care while reducing costs. (read more)

VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston Named to HomeCare Elite 2017 Top Agencies

November 2017
VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston have been named top agencies of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing 25 percent of Medicare-certified home health agencies in the United States. (read more)

'Gloucester is a very special place' says departing VNA CEO

November 2017
Article in Gloucester times by Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer. (read more)

Mary Ann O'Connor Announces Retirement in January

October 2017
Mary Ann O’Connor, President and CEO of VNA Care, has announced her plans to retire in January 2018. (read more)

Home is Where the Innovation is: Stanford MedX Panel

September 2017
Mary Ann O'Connor recently joined Richard Rakowski, CEO of Medically Home Group, and Dr. Eliza Shulman, Senior Chief Innovation Engineer at Atrius Health, at Medicine X 2017, Stanford's premier program on emerging technology and medicine, focusing on patient-centered innovation. The topic of their presentation was their recently launched acute care at home program. (read more)

VNA Care and Atrius Health Host Legislative Visit at Rose Monahan Hospice House

June 2017
VNA Care and Atrius Health recently hosted a legislative visit in Worcester for a number of legislators from Worcester along with representatives from the City of Worcester. The visit was to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rose Monahan Hospice Home and to familiarize the delegation to both VNA Care and Atrius Health. (read more)

VNA Care Named Best of Central Mass

February 2017
Home health care and hospice provider VNA Care has been awarded the distinction of Best Home Health Care Provider by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette's through their annual Best of Central Mass 2016 Award. (read more)

Public Health Pioneer Marks 130 Years of Service

November 2016
On February 8th 1886 nurse Ameilia Hodgkiss made her first house call to a tenement building in Boston's North End. Neither she nor the small philanthropic group that employed her had even the remote idea that she was to represent an important social institution, the first of its kind in the country. (read more)

Harvard School of Public Health’s Advisory Board Appoints Mary Ann O’Connor

September 2016
Mary Ann O’Connor, President & CEO of VNA Care, was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “Strategic Management and Decision Making for Nurse Executives” program. (read more)

VNA Care Network Foundation Rebranding as VNA Care

June 2016
VNA Care Network Foundation, one of the Commonwealth’s largest non-profit home health and hospice providers, serving more than 50,000 patients each year, has announced today a name change to VNA Care. (read more)

VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston Named as HomeCare Elite 2015 Top Agencies

November 2015
VNA Care is pleased to announce that its certified home health care divisions, VNA of Boston and VNA Care Network, have been named HomeCare Elite 2015 Top Agencies by OCS HomeCare, placing them in the top-performing 25 percent of home care agencies in the United States. (read more)
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