News & Events

In the News

March 21, 2022: Providence Business News — HopeHealth Visiting Nurse earns Joint Commission accreditation, recertification

February 21, 2022: Providence Business News — HopeHealth earns platinum training status for care of LGBT seniors

February 17, 2022: WJAR NBC 10 News — Siblings donate robes to hospice patients in memory of their mom

December 8, 2021: Barrington Times — Ironman’s pain no match for resident’s inner strength

October 14, 2021: The Boston Globe — R.I. hospice invests $3 million in expansion to meet growing demand for care

October 13, 2021: Providence Business News — HopeHealth finishes $3M expansion of Providence headquarters

October 1, 2021: WPRI 12 "Street Stories" — RI man who lost parents at young age to swim, bike and run for grief support program

September 28, 2021: Franklin Observer — HopeHealth Combines with Area VNA, Franklinite in Leadership Role

September 11, 2021: Rehoboth (Mass.) Reporter Today — HopeHealth volunteers keep patients connected to their pets

September 1, 2021: The Sun Chronicle — Community VNA in Attleboro links up with HopeHealth of Rhode Island

September 1, 2021:  Providence Business News — HopeHealth absorbs Community VNA in nonprofit merger

September 1, 2021: State House News Service (Mass.) — HopeHealth Finalizes Deal In Southeastern Mass.

September 1, 2021: RI News Today — HopeHealth-Community VNA affiliation announced

August 28, 2021 — WADK 1540AM "Spotlight on Giving" features HopeHealth with Chief Philanthropy Officer Suzanne Fortier and Director of Clinical Outreach Services Deanna Upchurch

August 13, 2021: The Sun Chronicle — Wounded hearts find healing at Camp BraveHeart in North Attleboro

August 5, 2021: HopeHealth Announces a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Employees, Students, Volunteers, and Contractors

July 27, 2021: The Providence Journal — Rebecca MacDonell-Yilmaz Op-ed - Why I Got the COVID Vaccine While Pregnant

July 15, 2021: RI News Today - HopeHealth Visiting Nurse Accredited for Home Care & Palliative Care

July 1, 2021: Providence Business News — 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Program Honorees include HopeHealth Hulitar Center Clinical Director Virginia Magnan

June 30, 2021: The Valley Breeze — Local WWII veteran honored for service

June 24, 2021: The Boston Globe RHODE ISLAND Rhode Map — What's on Tap Today

June 11, 2021: Providence Business News —Franchitto named NPHHI board vice chair

May 28, 2021: The Bartholomewtown Podcast  ( — HopeHealth's Deanna Upchurch Talks Managing C19 Grief

May 14, 2021: The Boston Globe - Nurses Make a Difference Far Beyond Traditional Hospital Settings

May 12, 2021: The Rhode Show - The Importance of Home & Hospice Care

May 10, 2021: Jewish Rhode Island - HopeHealth Earns National Jewish Hospice Accreditation

February 18, 2021: The Boston Business Journal - People on the Move, Diana Franchitto

February 15, 2021: Convergence Rhode Island - Clinical Nurse Training Program Launches at HopeHealth

February 12, 2021: Providence Business News - People on the Move; National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation

February 8, 2021: The Rhode Show - Hearts at Home with HopeHealth

February 8, 2021: Newport Daily News - In Face of Pandemic, Salve Regina Nursing Students Get Hands-On Training at Hospice Center

Upcoming HopeHealth Events

In the spirit of caring, HopeHealth hosts a wide variety of inspiring and festive events, galas and other fundraising activities. Proceeds from these events help us fulfill our mission to deliver compassionate care to patients and families in the community.

In addition to our fundraising events, we offer a variety of support groups at no charge for people grieving a loss and people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

Remembrance Events

  • HopeHealth is hosting A Summer Evening of Hope & Remembrance at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Click here for more information.

Fundraising Events

  • Join us for Spring Break, a virtual event to benefit HopeHealth Community VNA's Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Program, on Wednesday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m. Click here to learn more.
  • Our annual HopeHealth Invitational will be held at the Rhode Island Country Club on September 12, 2022. Learn more about our Invitational.

Community Events and Conferences

Grief Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups

If you have questions about any of our events or support groups, please email us at

Media Relations

For media inquiries, call Janine Weisman in our HopeHealth communications office at (401) 742-8566 or email


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Support Groups

We offer a variety of support groups at no charge for people grieving a loss and people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

Find a grief support group.

Find a dementia or general caregiver support group.

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