Latest Notices

Honoring the Memory of Dr. John Lloyd

Dr. John Lloyd served as NANA's Home Care Medical Director since 2003.  He was a knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring physician who provided guidance and support to the management and staff at NANA.  He had a deep commitment to the health of the Newfound communities.  He was always available for consultation and a valuable resource for healthy living and holistic approaches to patient care.  Through his work with NANA on the Professional Advisory Committee, members developed a more personal relationship that enhanced their deep appreciation for him both personally and professionally.  Our deepest sympathy to his wife, Suzanne, and their two daughters.  Some people only touch our lives briefly while others, like Dr. Lloyd, leave a lasting impression.  Dr. Lloyd will be sadly missed by NANA and the communities we serve.

Understanding and Preventing Suicide: From a Loss Survivors Perspective

October 28 at 6 P.M.

Plymouth State University Bradford Room in Centre Lodge

PSU’s Mental Health Issues class invites you to learn how you can prevent suicide by hearing a presentation by an alum who lost her brother to suicide and a national video, The Truth About Suicide, produced by college students. There will be time for Q& A and a discussion about campus resources.

For more information contact Elaine de Mello:

 There is hope and help! If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) or Genesis Behavioral Health Center @ 536-1118

Hosted by Plymouth State University Health and Human Performance Department and National Alliance on Mental Illness NH, with support of a grant through SAMHSA

NANA Receives Hospice Certification from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

In the past, patients received NANA home care services and as they transitioned to end-of-life care they would be discharged to another home care agency for Hospice services.


To meet the needs of our patients, NANA’s Board of Directors granted approval for NANA to apply to become a Hospice certified agency.  On July 1, 2014, NANA was notified that effective June 23, 2014, NANA was granted Hospice certification.   As a Hospice certified agency, NANA staff are able to continue to care for patients by providing continuity, familiarity, reassurance and comfort to patients and their families when they need NANA staff the most.


Initiating and implementing a Hospice program required many layers of nursing proficiency, professional support services, written protocols, resources and financial security. As with home care, NANA needed to comply with the State of New Hampshire and Federal Government regulations for Hospice.


NANA is excited to be able to continue to expand programs to meet the needs of the communities we serve.


Thank you for all your support.  We could not have acheived certification without your help.


Patricia A. Wentworth, RN, MBA

Executive Director

NANA Awards Scholarships

Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA) offers scholarships annually to students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Both first-year and returning college students are eligible. NANA is a not-for-profit community-based home health care organization, serving patients of all ages and circumstances in the Newfound Area of central New Hampshire since 1960.



Pictured from left:  Thomas McGowan, Board President; Patricia Wentworth, Executive Director; 2014 Scholarship Recipients: Hallie Geldermann and Ashley Ruseski; Louise Franklin, NANA Scholarship Committee



This year’s recipients are Ashley Ruseski from Alexandria and Hallie Geldermann from Bristol.  Pursuing a degree in nursing, Ashley will attend Colby-Sawyer College in the fall, while Hallie is completing her second year at the University of Maine at Orono.  Both recipients have been described as nurturing, compassionate, determined and outstanding students receiving several academic awards.  Each has proved herself tenacious in pursuing her goals.  “We are very pleased to see bright, energetic and motivated women entering the rewarding field of healthcare and to be able to assist them in obtaining the necessary education and training,” states Patricia Wentworth, RN, MBA, Executive Director of NANA.



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NANA Receives Hospice Certification

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NANA Awards Scholarships

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