VNA and Hospice head honored by NH home care organization

CONCORD —  The Home Care Association of New Hampshire recently honored several members for distinguished service. Awards were presented at the Association's 2013 Annual Meeting.

The Maryellen LaRoche Public Policy Award was presented to three individuals for their advocacy efforts: Margaret Franckhauser, CEO of Central NH VNA in Laconia; Richard Petersen, CEO, Interim HealthCare in Manchester and Sandra Poleatewich, Administrator, Interim HealthCare.

They were instrumental in the passage of SB 87, which clarified state laws related to home care and created consumer and provider protections. The award is presented annually to honor the memory of Maryellen LaRoche, a home health agency administrator from Carroll County who encouraged colleagues to be engaged in state and federal legislative issues.