NVNA and Hospice Celebrates 100 Years

Amy Sylvester, President, 1920

Beginning in 1920 , our first president Amy Sylvester, knew that her South Shore neighbors needed quality healthcare.

Modern-day Hospice Nurse Jo Calabro supports a patient.

What she may not have imagined is that, one-hundred years later, the healthcare professionals at  NVNA and Hospice would still provide home health and  expand palliative care, hospice care, wellness and public health services across 27 Massachusetts communities. The historic Pat Roche Hospice Home had yet to be built when we began.

Still, the spirit of providing the most advanced care possible to our family, friends and neighbors continues today. We are proud to celebrate 100-years of service and cannot wait to grow our non-profit mission for another century.

First President Amy Sylvester (seated right) and her children c. 1930

 (above photo courtesy of the Norwell Historical Society and the Sylvester Family)

CEO Renee McInnes, NVNA and Hospice Charitable Fund Chair Michelle Cully along with clinicians, Board of Directors Members and Trustees celebrate 100 years of quality home healthcare in our South Shore community.

A History of The Pat Roche Hospice Home

Background and Recollections of Polly Thayer Starr

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Nurse Catherine Roe served her community for more than 50 years.

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