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An NVNA and Hospice nurse beginning a home care visit with a patient

Who Is NVNA and Hospice? 

NVNA and Hospice delivers high quality patient care in the comforting environment of home. We are neighbors helping neighbors by promoting wellness and public health services in our community.

Home and Hospice Care on the South Shore

For over 100 years, NVNA and Hospice has been a cornerstone of our community. Founded in 1920 in Norwell, our organization was built on a foundation of neighbors helping neighbors. We continually seek to elevate the standard of care for patients with complex health issues and individuals who are terminally ill.

Our home and hospice care serves 5,000 families each year in 27 South Shore communities. We are the premier independent non-profit visiting nurse organization in the region, and our patients and their families always come first. We offer compassionate care wherever you call home, whether you live in a private home, nursing or assisted living facility, or our Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

a home health aide from NVNA and Hospice providing a telehealth demonstration to a patient.
A picture of the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, MA.

Communities We Serve

Today, Norwell VNA has evolved into NVNA and Hospice, offering over 27 communities on Boston’s South Shore a variety of home health, palliative, hospice care, and public health services, The Pat Roche Hospice Home in HinghamNVNA SUPPORTS, and NVNA WORKS (private duty care).

Abington Braintree Bridgewater Carver Cohasset Duxbury East Bridgewater Halifax Hanover  Hanson Hingham Holbrook Hull Kingston Marshfield Milton Norwell Pembroke Plymouth Plympton Quincy Randolph Rockland Scituate West Bridgewater Weymouth Whitman

a map illustrating all of the South Shore towns that NVNA and Hospice services.

History of NVNA and Hospice

NVNA first opened its doors in 1920—car doors, that is. The mission of one single nurse traveling around the town of Norwell to visit homebound patients in the wake of a pandemic has traversed an entire century.


It is now a vibrant organization bringing compassionate care to the region. Our future involves the highest level of care in all our disciplines: nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, home health aides, social work, and spiritual care.

Meet The Team

Renee McInnes, MBA, RN, the CEO of NVNA and Hospice.
Renee McInnes, MBA, RN

Renee McInnes, MBA, RN is Chief Executive Officer of NVNA and Hospice. A graduate of Bridgewater State University and Lawrence Memorial School of Nursing, McInnes completed her MBA at Fitchburg State University.


McInnes began her NVNA and Hospice tenure as a front line nurse on the road before serving as a Nurse Case Manager, Director of Admissions, Vice President of Business Development, and now CEO.


A former Chair of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, McInnes also serves on the Board of Directors for the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts and Visiting Nurse Association of New England.

From left to right: a group photo of NVNA and Hospice Board of Directors members Kendra McKinley, John Burke, Karen Johnson, Mary Sweeney, Renee McInnes, Karen Mullaney, Claudia Dolphin, and Ben Bembenek.

Karen Johnson (Hingham, MA)

Elena Kirkiles (Norwell, MA)

Linda Mahonen  (Pembroke, MA)

Renee McInnes (Norwell, MA)

Kendra McKinley (Norwell, MA)

Donna Pineau, Ph.D. (Duxbury, MA)

Deirdre Prescott (Cohasset, MA)

William Scalzulli, President (Norwell, MA)

Board of Directors

Karen Mullaney, President (Hingham)

Mary Sweeney, Vice President (Milton)

John Burke, Treasurer (Hull)

Ben Bembenek, Clerk (Marshfield) 

Alan Berrick, M.D. (Hingham)

Anita Comerford (Plymouth)

Claudia Dolphin (Hingham)

Shaun Golden (Cohasset)   

Karen Johnson (Hingham)

Elena Kirkiles (Norwell)

Linda Mahonen (Pembroke)

Renee McInnes (Norwell)

Kendra McKinley (Norwell)

Donna Pineau, Ph.D. (Duxbury)

Deirdre Prescott (Cohasset)

Award-Winning Care

Five-star patient experience rating
Top 100 Massachusetts Women-Led Business badge from The Boston Globe.
SHP Best Home Health Patient Satisfaction 2022 Winner badge.
SHP Best Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction 2022 Winner badge.
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