March is Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month; an opportunity to recognize and celebrate women’s achievements and contributions to history and society. Home health was founded and professionalized by women, and to this day the majority of the home health and hospice workforce is women who work tirelessly to care for our friends, neighbors and loved ones in communities across the country.

Please join us in reflecting upon the vital contributions women have made to our systems of care throughout history. This year, I want to especially recognize the leadership of the incredible women leading Vermont home health and hospice agencies:

Johanna Beliveau
President and CEO
Visiting Nurse & Hospice for Vermont & New Hampshire

Treny Burgess
Director of Home Health Care and Hospice
Caledonia Home Health & Hospice

Kathy Demars
Executive Director
Lamoille Home Health & Hospice

Sara King
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Lyne Limoges
Executive Director
Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice

Sandy Rousse
President and CEO
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice

Christine Werneke
President and COO
UVM Health Network Home Health and Hospice

Deborah Wesley
Addison County Home Health & Hospice

The hundreds of Vermont nurses, therapists, and personal care workers, predominantly women, who drive miles and miles every day to deliver expert care to Vermonters in their homes with compassion are truly special people carrying on a time-honored movement of home health care, founded by women.

We hope you’ll join us this Women’s History Month by appreciating and thanking the women caregivers you know.

Jill Mazza Olson
Executive Director
VNAs of Vermont

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