PRLog - Sep. 3, 2014 - HINGHAM, Mass. -- The Pat Roche Hospice Home and NVNA and Hospice were recently honored by Fox 25 TV and DCU (Digital Federal Credit Union) for making a difference in the community.
Pat Roche Hospice Home award
The NVNA and Hospice staff and Pat Roche Hospice Home volunteers were awarded a “Hometown Hero” award for their selfless contributions to the community during the Fox 25 Zip Trip morning segment set in Hingham.
NVNA and Hospice CEO Meg Doherty was interviewed live for the August 31st morning segment and accepted the award on behalf of the Pat Roche Hospice Home’s volunteers and professional staff. Fox 25 Co-host Shannon Mulaire presented the award.
Located at 86 Turkey Hill Road in Hingham, the 12-bed non-profit hospice residence is open to anyone qualified to receive hospice services who cannot remain within their own home for end-of-life care. The NVNA Hospice Team provides the same level of care to patients living in the hospice residence as they do to patients living in their own homes. The focus of care is on providing physical, emotional, social and spiritual support for patients and their families. Patients have their own private room with bathroom, and can share common areas where family can gather and visit, such as library, tea room, a family lounge area with full kitchen, outside porch, and spectacular surrounding grounds.
“We are honored to have been selected for the award and to bring awareness to the community of the wonderful work that our professional staff and volunteers do on behalf of patients and their families,” said Doherty. “The Pat Roche Hospice Home is a peaceful, special place for patients on end-of-life care and the home is being well used by families in our South Shore community.”
About NVNA and Hospice
Founded in 1920, NVNA and Hospice is the only independent, non-profit home health care and hospice agency serving the South Shore. The agency’s mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors continues as it serves nearly 600 patients a day, and offers an average of 45 free community health screenings, educational programs and support groups each month in more than 27 communities on the South Shore. NVNA and Hospice is the only Massachusetts agency to be named a Home Care Elite Top Agency in the United States for eight consecutive years; most recently qualifying in the Top 500. In addition to its home care and hospice services, NVNA and Hospice owns and operates the Pat Roche Hospice Home of Hingham; NVNA Works, a non-profit private duty homecare division; and Cancer Support Community – MA South Shore, a non-profit providing support, education, and programs for those impacted by cancer. For more information, call NVNA and Hospice at 781-659-2342 or visit www.nvna.org.