History

In 1920 women gained the right to vote, prohibition began and the spanish flu pandemic was a recent memory.
Our first President, Amy Sylvester, set out on a mission to help her Norwell neighbors that we carry on to this day.

Our doors first opened in 1920 as the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association charged with bringing essential health service and education into the home of our community. Just one nurse, Catherine Roe, provided all the health assistance for the town of Norwell, Massachusetts.

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 Hingham, NVNA SUPPORTS and NVNA WORKS (private duty care).

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