Home Care & Hospice of New England Becomes HopeHealth

Home Care & Hospice of New England (HCHNE) and HopeHealth (HH) formed an affiliation in 2016 that will serve Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts, becoming the largest non-profit hospice and palliative care provider in New England. The affiliation will allow the organizations to advance their shared mission of enhancing the quality of life for people experiencing serious illness and their families. It also creates a diversified, $75 million dollar regional organization that can thrive in a competitive and complex healthcare environment.

The organization rebranded in March 2016 and includes Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, formerly known as Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI), based in Providence, RI, and Visitng Nurse of Hope Health, formerly known as Visiting Nurse Home Care (VNHC), based in Lincoln, RI.

Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island is the second oldest hospice in the nation and a national leader in hospice and palliative care. Its academic affiliation with Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School for hospice and palliative medicine is the only one of its kind in the country. 

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Massachusetts Pain Initiative

Pain Referral Resource Guide for Massachusetts
Pain Management Pocket Tool
Pain Relief Connection, The Pain Information Newsletter
Testimonial by MassPI's Cindy Steinberg on Chronic Pain 

In 2014, we welcomed Massachusetts Pain Initiative (MassPI) into HopeHealth as an affiliate entity. This is a natural alignment for both organizations as our mission statements speak to quality of life and we are committed to promoting and providing effective pain management and appropriate care for the residents of Massachusetts. As a division of HopeHealth, MassPI retains its unique brand, and its existing Steering Committee Council becomes a Steering Committee of the HopeHealth Board of Directors.

Comprised of healthcare professionals and laypersons, MassPI is a statewide, volunteer organization dedicated to ending needless suffering from persistent and acute pain—improving the quality of life for people affected by pain. The organization includes physicians, nurses, social workers, caregivers and community member volunteers who are committed to helping people with pain. Membership in the organization is free. Volunteers participate in councils which are an integral part of MassPI’s mission and the achievement of their goals. 

The organization also develops and shares pertinent and up-to-date pain management information, raises community awareness and works with state government officials to improve policies related to pain care improve access to effective pain management.

More information can be found at

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