History of VNA Hospice House
Opened in May 2000, the VNA Hospice House reflects the commitment of the Visiting Nurse Association to meet community-based health care needs through the development of effective partnerships.
Prior to its opening, hospice patients who were alone or without a caregiver had no option but to go to a nursing home, be hospitalized or move out of the area to other hospice houses.
More than 5,000 hours of research, design and construction accompanied the four-year, $5 million dollar endeavor. Countless volunteer hours, including civic-minded board members – all volunteers – along with the overwhelming financial support of the community were essential to the success of the project. This generosity continues today through private contributions, donations and bequests.