Janet L. McCarthy, RN and CEO Announces Retirement

Janet McCarthy, RN, and CEO of the Franklin County Home Health Agency in Saint Albans, VT has announced plans to retire in June of 2021.

St. Albans, Vermont—January 19, 2021 – McCarthy, a registered nurse, joined the Franklin County Home Health Agency in 1989 as Administrative Nurse Manager. In 1994 she was promoted to the Chief Executive Officer role and oversaw the agency through unprecedented growth and program expansion. McCarthy led the agency in establishing new services and partnerships including specialty clinical programs such as pediatric rehabilitation, pediatric high-tech services, wound care, hospice, and palliative care.

McCarthy is recognized as a leader in health care having served on multiple Boards of Directors including Northwestern Medical Center, Northwest Counseling and Support Services, VNA Health Systems, VNAs of Vermont and COVE.

“Working with Janet as a board member of FCHHA has been rewarding and educational” said Mary Lou Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Janet is a visionary who has led the agency through some of the most challenging times in healthcare and she has led with expertise, energy, passion, and a dedication to the residents of the communities we serve.”

McCarthy commented, “My career at the Agency can only be described as incredible.  Few people can boast that their job has given them great professional growth, personal satisfaction, and the ability to meet and work with people with tremendous talent, passion, and commitment.  Through the years, I have witnessed tremendous growth, greater emphasis on the value and importance of health care at home leading to the expansion of the programs and services needed in our community.  I hold enormous pride in having played a small role in the Agency’s evolution to becoming a full-service home health provider caring for more than 600 patients each month.”

The Franklin County Home Health Agency will establish a committee from the Franklin County Home Health Agency’s Boardto begin the process of selecting the agency’s next Chief Executive Officer.

For almost fifty years, Franklin County Home Health Agency has provided home health care and hospice to County residents of all ages and incomes. Services include both long- and short-term care as well as services that help people live independently, such as the Choices for Care, CareNet and Homemaker programs. FCHHA also provides rehabilitation therapy, pediatric palliative care, Maternal Child Health services and community vaccination clinics.