Service Award Recognizes Home Care Dedication, Excellence

Elaine BussEliane Bussey, left, receives recognition with the Home Care Service Award from HCANH Board President, Karen Michel, right.ey Recipient of 2015 Home Care Service Award

CONCORD, N.H.,— Elaine Bussey, Executive Director of North Country Home Care and Hospice in Littleton, was recently awarded the Home Care Service Award by the Home Care Association of New Hampshire (HCANH) at its annual meeting in Meredith, NH. The award recognized her decades of outstanding work promoting quality health care services to Granite Staters in their homes.

“Elaine has worked tirelessly in the homecare industry as a board member and is a great resource for Health Care leaders in New Hampshire,” says HCANH CEO Gina Balkus. “With her quiet and thoughtful demeanor, Elaine has built consensus and, in her own understated way, she has played a huge leadership role in the Home Care Association and in our industry.”

Through her dedication to advocacy, and enthusiasm for promoting home care services, Elaine has been a great role model for me and those dedicated to offering home care in New Hampshire,” said Karen Michel, Board President of the HCANH.

Elaine is a diligent advocate of home care and hospice. Bussey has served on the Home Care Association’s Legislative and Governance Committee for ten years and on the Home Care Association of New Hampshire’s Board of Directors for the past eight years, as a member and as President, through which she has worked to promote the issues of home care and hospice.  Her leadership has been key in helping HCANH to address the challenges faced in the home care environment, and in providing guidance and education to Association members.

“I am committed to caring for individuals in the Home Care setting,” said Bussey. “I feel Home Care is one the most comprehensive and cost effective ways to provide health care to patients. I am constantly amazed at the high skill level, compassion, and dedication I see within the home care clinical team.”

The Home Care Service Award is given each year by the HCANH to acknowledge an individual that has promoted home care and hospice in New Hampshire and in their community. The Home Care Association of New Hampshire represents 39 private and non-profit ho

me care agencies serving every community in New Hampshire.

Elaine Bussey is currently the Executive Director of North Country Home Care and Hospice in Littleton. Previously Bussey served as Director of the Connecticut Valley Home Care in Newport, NH. Elaine resides in Andover, NH.


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