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VNA Care Remains Committed to Cape Ann

By Holly Chaffee, MSN, BSN, RN
President and CEO, VNA Care

VNA Care  has provided health care services in the homes of Cape Ann residents since 1914, when we were known as Gloucester's District Nurses. Many people recognize the Victorian house at 8 Angle Street that has served as our office since 1950.

When we took up residence, we never dreamed there would be a day when paper medical records would be obsolete, never mind the ease of communicating with colleagues, patients and their families from anywhere at any time with smart phones. But such developments in technology also mean that our office today is underutilized. 

The expense to maintain the house, built in 1885, is significant for our nonprofit organization. We must be careful stewards of our resources and donations from Cape Ann residents.

After much consideration, VNA Care has decided to sell the house at 8 Angle Street. This will allow us to reduce our expenses and channel these needed funds into patient care and continuing to fulfill our mission "to provide the right care with kindness and compassion every day for every person we serve."

VNA Care remains committed to serving Cape Ann. Our nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and other clinicians are in the community every day, providing vital home health, palliative, and hospice care in Cape Ann residents' homes. Our wellness nurses are promoting the good health and independence of seniors at free Keep Well Clinics, screenings, and talks at the Rose Baker Senior Center and other locations in the community.

We are incredibly grateful for the community's support and look forward to another century as Cape Ann's visiting nurses.

Ray Lamont, staff writer for The Gloucester Daily Times, recently talked to Holly about our work on Cape Ann and the changing role our office space. Read the article. 

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