VNA_021809_104Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice is a not-for-profit organization, and a member of Lahey Health Continuing Care, a comprehensive network of programs, services, facilities, and healthcare professionals.  It was established in 1989 by VNA of Middlesex-East which merged its home health and hospice programs with Lahey Health in 2014.  Its 10-bed Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading was opened in 2003.

We offer different levels of care to meet the complex needs of patients and families coping with a life threatening illness.  These include palliative care, a pre-hospice bridge program, home hospice and residential hospice at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House.

The hospice team includes nurses, home health aides, therapists, social workers, and interfaith chaplains.  Volunteers are also an essential part of the hospice program, providing social support to patients as well as light housekeeping, cooking, and personal care at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House.


Our staff is committed to creating an atmosphere and providing the care that will assure grace, dignity and compassion at the end of life.