VNA & Hospice marking national observance honoring visiting nurses


LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice celebrated National Visiting Nurses Association Week and National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.

The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. The purpose of national Visiting Nurses Association Week is recognizing the importance of visiting nurse agencies and home healthcare providers who deliver high-quality, affordable care to elderly and disabled patients in the home and community setting.

Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice visit staff make almost 50,000 home visits a year to thousands of clients. In honor of their dedication, commitment, and tireless effort we are proud to recognize our visit staff for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.

"Our visit staff is made up of more than just nurses, we employ therapists, social workers, nursing assistants and homemakers too..." states Brian Winslow, Director of Fund Development for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, "they are a team and they all help treat patients where it matters the home."