History & Mission

 Past Group Shot

50 Years of Visiting Nurses

Learn about Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association's creation from a man who was there at the very begining, retired justice Fred N. Six.

Our History

A solid foundation was laid in 1969 as Douglas County VNA’s founder, Lyn Rothwell, RN, and a group of community leaders formed a corporation to provide home health care in Douglas County. This not-for-profit agency opened an office February 2nd in an unfinished basement at 342 Missouri.

Hospice Care in Douglas County was organized in August, 1981, under the umbrella of VNA. This expanded and enhanced services for the terminally ill. The cooperative use of staff prevented duplication. August 23, 1999 was a glorious day when Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice moved from two separate sites to join together at the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine where we are presently located.

Our Mission

Improving quality of life through compassionate patient care wherever you call home. 

Our Values

• To affirm the dignity and worth of human life.
• To promote creativity and lifelong learning in an atmosphere of cooperation, teamwork and fairness.
• To be trustworthy and maintain integrity in all of our interactions.
• To be a financially viable, cost-effective, not-for-profit organization.
• To maintain excellence as evidenced by positive, measurable outcomes.
• To be adaptable in an evolving environment.

Our Vision

To be the the leading home care partner, applying innovation to support staff, program growth and our community.

Contact Us

200 Maine St., Suite C
Lawrence, KS 66044

Tel: 785.843.3738
Fax: 785.843.6439
Intake Fax: 785.813.9270