Stephen and Joan Clark with Karen Gomes and John Albert. (Courtesy photograph.)
Haverhill’s Merrimack Valley Hospice House is getting a new name in honor of major donors Stephen and Joan Clark.
The home will be called High Pointe House and the change was announced during the Home Health Foundation’s Legacy of Leading dinner last week. High Pointe is the name of the foundation established by the Clarks in honor of their son Stephen, who passed away in 2009. It continues to be operated by Merrimack Valley Hospice, part of the foundation. John Albert, president and CEO of Home Health Foundation, praised the Clarks.
“They perpetuate their legacy by fostering a sense of philanthropic spirit in their own children and grandchildren. They are true role models for all to emulate,” he said.
Besides the Clark family, the dinner honored Dianne Anderson, president and CEO of Lawrence General Hospital. Anderson, the first female president in the hospital’s history, was acknowledged for transforming Lawrence General Hospital from a local community hospital to a regional medical center.
“As friends and partners in our work, Stephen and Joan Clark and Dianne Anderson enable our organization to better serve patients and families with the quality care they deserve,” said Albert.
The event raised approximately $80,000 in support of programs dedicated to assisting the patients and families served by Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare Inc.