May 27, 2020

Concord Regional VNA and Central NH VNA & Hospice Hosts Virtual Listening Session

CONCORD and LACONIA, NH – Concord Regional VNA and Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will hold a virtual public listening session on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to share information about their proposed merger and gather feedback from the public through a question and answer session. 

The online listening session follows the organizations’ announcement on March 19, 2020, of their signing of a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to merge. The non-binding LOI is the first step in a process that involves further due diligence, negotiation of final terms, opportunities for public input, approval by each organization’s Board of Trustees, and review by federal and state regulators. 

The listening session will include a presentation by Beth Slepian, President and CEO of Concord Regional VNA and Lisa Dupuis, CEO of Central NH VNA & Hospice outlining the organizations’ plans for the merger and its role in sustaining the home and community based health care needs of residents of the Greater Capital Region and Central New Hampshire. Following the presentation, Slepian and Dupuis will be joined by Concord Regional VNA Board of Trustees Chair Melvin J. Severance and Central NH VNA & Hospice Board of Trustees President Kristen Gardiner for a live question and answer period in which they will take questions from attendees.   

Formed through the merger of Community Health & Hospice in Laconia and the VNA & Hospice of Southern Carroll County in Wolfeboro, Central NH VNA & Hospice provides in-home healthcare services to 47 Lakes Region communities, including home care, rehabilitation services, pediatric care, palliative care, and a comprehensive, team-based home hospice program.

Incorporated in 1899, Concord Regional VNA is a not-for-profit licensed and certified home health and hospice care provider. The agency serves people of all ages in more than 44 communities in central New Hampshire by providing home care, hospice care, palliative care, personal home services, pediatric and maternal child health services, and wellness programming. Concord Regional VNA opened New Hampshire’s first hospice house in 1994. In fiscal year 2019, Concord Regional VNA provided more than $5.1 million in community benefits. 

If you missed the virtual public listening session and would like to read and/or watch the session, please visit