Home Health Foundation Changes Name, Reflecting Closer Association with Tufts Medicine

Home Health Foundation President and CEO Karen Gomes. (Courtesy photograph.)

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Home Health Foundation, which traces its Merrimack Valley roots back 127 years, has formally become Tufts Medicine Care at Home.

Its subsidiary agencies, Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health VNA and Home Health VNA of New Hampshire, will also adopt the new name in the coming months. Lawrence-based Home Health Foundation merged in 2018 with Wellforce of Burlington, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center.

“We joined together to reimagine healthcare, bring care closer to home, advance medicine and focus on health as much as healing,” said Karen Gomes, president and CEO of Tufts Medicine Care at Home. “While we believe the name Tufts Medicine Care at Home better represents our nonprofit organization’s full continuum of home health, palliative and hospice care, our top priority remains our steadfast commitment to the care and well-being of the patients and wider community that we so proudly serve,” she said,

The name change reflects a growing partnership with Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and more than 2,000 physicians across eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire as a member of the Tufts Medicine health system.

Diane Farraher-Smith, chief clinical integration officer for Tufts Medicine Care at Home, said there will be no changes to caregivers and services during the transition.

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