The VNA of Care New England is a non-profit, Medicare and Medicaid certified visiting nurse, home health care, and hospice agency accredited by the Joint Commission.
Since 1908, we have been a trusted community resource, providing Rhode Islanders with quality health care in their homes, including a comprehensive line of cardiac, rehabilitative, palliative care, and hospice services.
Our staff of caregivers includes registered nurses; nurse practitioners; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; social workers; home health aides; medical directors; and spiritual care coordinators.
VNA of Care New England
51 Health Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-6050
F: (401) 737-3084
M-F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekdays and Holidays:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
VNA of Care New England is dedicated to providing quality health care and developing programs and resources to benefit the community. This mission is accomplished by working with providers, consumers and community-based organizations to address changing health care needs.
To create a community of healthier people.
Care New England's organizational values emphasize individual contributions and a team approach that foster:
The success of any organization is the tangibility of its mission – what it envisions as its goals and the ways in which it plans to achieve them – and the cohesiveness of its workforce in supporting and advancing this mission. CNE wanted memorable and meaningful messages to underscore all we do in the health care marketplace, words and sentiments that resonated with our employees. In order to facilitate this process, more than 3,000 employees took part in a survey that identified our new system values as Accountability, Caring and Teamwork (ACT).
ACT has quickly become an important part of CNE, trickling down through the organization at meetings and being reinforced through the recognition of ACT-worthy behaviors. It also spawned the creation of a new corporate mission and vision.
President, Executive Director, and Chief Nursing Officer
Kathy Peirce, RN, BSN, MS, has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. Her experience includes acute care and 20 years of Home Health and Hospice care. Kathy joined the VNA of Care New England in 2014 after working for Hartford HealthCare and Masonicare Home Health and Hospice in Connecticut, serving as Chief Operating Officer. She is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and Rensselaer at Hartford, in Hartford, CT, where she earned a Master of Science in Management. Kathy has served on a number of community boards and committees. Currently, she is serving as a board director on the Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) board and the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care (RIPHC) Board. Additionally, Kathy is representing the RIPHC on the Medicare Board of Advisors and as their Education Chair. Kathy is originally from Rhode Island.
Vice President of Finance
Kathy Topor, BS, MA, has more than 30 years of multifaceted and progressive experience with tax, treasury, budgeting and analysis, accounting and controllership. Kathy joined the VNA of Care New England in 2007 as Chief Financial Officer after working in the finance department of The Jean Couto Group (PJC) USA Inc. for 16 years. As she progressed in positions of responsibility, the drug store operating company grew from annual revenues of $12 million to $10 billion. Kathy is a graduate of Western New England College in Springfield, MA, and Johnson and Wales University, in Providence, RI, where she earned a Master of Science/Accounting with a concentration in taxation. In addition to her responsibilities at the VNA, Kathy provides tax support services for the Care New England Health System.