In early spring of 1966, Lois Reed, R.N., presented a new idea for Grafton County in the form of home nursing care. She enlisted the aid of the medical profession and the community, and in May of 1966 the Plymouth Council of United Church Women agreed to sponsor what would become the Pemi-Baker Home Health Agency. A Board of Trustees was formed and the agency officially opened for business on July 17, 1967. The original staff consisted of one nurse, Dorothy Westberg, one part-time Physical Therapist, Mrs. Henrietta White, and one Secretary, IdaMae Hibbard.
GROWTH OVER THE YEARS BUT ALWAYS COMMITTED TO QUALITY
- Home visits began in July of 1967 with one nurse providing 1200 home visits in that first year.
- In 1996 we began to help hospice families with only 2 hospice clients the first year.
Today we have grown to over 70 employees delivering quality healthcare to all individuals irrespective of the ability to pay for services. Servicing over 28 towns we make over 12,000 home visits a year.
“My one month stay at the Brigham & Women’s in Boston left me weak, overwhelmed, anxious, and destroyed my confidence. I went from thinking I didn’t need any help to recognizing that the services offered by Pemi-Baker Community Health were enormously valuable.” Lew
In 2007 we moved to our current location on 101 Boulder Point Drive. With a 35 foot therapy pool, fitness center and treatment rooms, we listened to the need of our community and started offering fitness memberships, children’s swim lessons and Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy on site.
Our mission is to improve the health and well being of the communities we serve by providing excellence in health care services through outreach, in-home and facility based programming.