Recent Recognitions

Our Community

Community Nurse is recognized for more than our signature purple uniforms…

      • Community Nurse was picked as Reader’s Choice for home care in our area by The Standard Times and readers.
      • Community Nurse Home Care was named to the Top 500 of the HomeCare Elite™, a listing recognizing the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies in the country and signals out the top 500 agencies overall. Agencies are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality patient outcomes, best practices, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency and financial performance. Nearly 10,000 agencies across the country are considered.
      • We are honored to appear on Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work, especially because it is as a result of feedback and comments from our employees. This repeat distinction tells a great story. Employee satisfaction equals exceptional employees. Exceptional employees lead to the very best care for our patients. The staff at Community Nurse put the community in this agency and we realize each and every day how lucky we are to have you all on board.
      •  Patricia Geggatt Midurski. RN received the Community Service Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Chapter at UMass-Dartmouth: Theta Kappa Chapter, because of all of the work she has done and continues to do on behalf of elders in our region.
      • Patty Martin, RN was awarded the 2015 Clinician of the Year award from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts (HCA). As I am sure all of you will agree, this is a well-deserved honor! Patty goes about her days doing the exceptional and asking for very little in return.
      • The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts  recognized Community Nurse’s comprehensive Memory Loss Program as a 2015 program that represents the best in innovative thinking among those in Massachusetts agencies. Too many in our community have been touched by memory loss illnesses. A diagnosis of memory loss can be scary. As these diseases progress, life becomes more challenging, unfamiliar, confusing and, at times, frightening.
      • Community Nurse Home Care was recognized on a prestigious list – 2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in MA – earning the impressive #17 slot. The Top 100 Women-Led Business list honors those organizations with the most impressive records of innovation and workplace diversity, as well as revenue and employee numbers.
      • Sue Sullivan has been awarded the 2013 Manager of the Year award from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. For a peek at the 2013 winner please follow this link: and to read more about Sue and why we are so proud of her please CLICK HERE: Manager of the Year Nomination!
      • Community Nurse Home Care’s Home Care program received the Department of Public Health’s highest distinction. Based on an unannounced survey, our Home Care program now joins our Hospice Care program as one of the elite deficiency free programs in the state. As you know, these surveys are random, unannounced and exhaustive. Surveys include observations of staff on home visits and conversations with our patients as well as extensive review of medical records, practices, supervision, training and personnel files.
      • The Visiting Nurse Association of New England (VNANAE) awarded Community Nurse Home Care their Innovators Award for our work with disease management, patient empowerment/coaching and lowered re-hospitalization rates. We were one of two agencies to receive this distinction.
      • Community Nurse & Hospice Care was named one of the Home Care Elite winners. This is a list of the most successful home care providers in the United States and names the leading 25% of agencies based on top performance measures. Of the 251 Massachusetts agencies, Community Nurse & Hospice Care is one of 25 who made the list and is the only agency from the south coast area.
      • Our hospice medical director, Barbara Pearl, M.D., was named 2012 Physician of the Year for her strong support and promotion of the home health and hospice industry.
      • Based on the results of a recent unannounced survey and review, our hospice program joins an elite group recognized as deficiency free by the Massachusetts department of public health.
      • Community Nurse Home Care was recognized by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts for representing the best in innovative thinking amongst Massachusetts agencies.
      • The PBS program Religion & Ethics featured Community Nurse Home Care’s very own Chaplain Kerry Egan and Hospice Nurse Patty Martin. The episode – Conversations Before Dying – can be found on the PBS website.
      • Community Nurse Home Care was one of four Massachusetts home care agencies asked to present at the Massachusetts State House as part of Home Health Advocacy Day. Marketing Manager, Joanna Viera offered a compelling presentation, on the importance of care transition and how Community Nurse Home Care effectively tackles this complex and critical area, to the delegation of state representatives and other dignitaries.

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