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Seacoast VNA and Home Health VNA Announce Merger

Seacoast VNA in North Hampton and Home Health VNA based in Lawrence, MA, have announced the merger of the two agencies effective July 31, 2009. Both organizations are members of HCANH.

“This merger will strengthen both of our agencies and bring new services such as maternal and child health, private care, and hospice to Seacoast VNA. The operational efficiencies created through the merger will ensure the ongoing viability of comprehensive, high quality home care services in the New Hampshire region,” said Maggie Burke, Executive Director of Seacoast VNA. Home Health VNA has been providing home health care in many southern New Hampshire cities and towns for more than 25 years, and in the last five years has provided care to almost 12,000 patients in the Granite state. Seacoast VNA will retain its name, and will operate as a branch of Home Health VNA.

Maggie Burke, CEO at Seacoast VNA for the past 5 ½ years, will be working with HHVNA though the summer to complete the transition, and will then be moving on. Polly Clough, a familiar face in the New Hampshire home health community, will be joining the agency as branch manager. Long-time clinical director at Community Health & Hospice, Polly reports that she and her husband will be selling their Gilford home and moving to the Seacoast. Polly has been consulting at Seacoast VNA for several months after changing her role at CH&H to a part-time special projects manager.

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