March 8, 2024 is International Women’s Day, a global day designed to celebrate the achievements of women. Because of our work in the home healthcare and nursing fields, we wanted to highlight some of the early pioneers of our industry:

Florence Nightengale (1820-1910) – Known as the founder of modern nursing.

Clara Barton (1821-1921) – A Civil War battlefield nurse and the founder of the American Red Cross.

Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926) – The first African American woman to earn a nursing license.

Lillian Wald (1867-1940) – Coined the term “public health nurse” as she worked with poor and immigrant families in New York City’s Lower East Side. She is quoted as saying, Nursing is love in action, and there is no finer manifestation of it than the care of the poor and disabled in their own homes.”

And last, but not least, we want to acknowledge the women of Advanced Health Care who have made this company what it is today. The countless caregivers, nurses, office personnel, and RN supervisors who we’ve employed over the past 40 years, all prove that we are a very female dominated and driven company. Our co-founder, the late Pat Bode, worked by her husband’s side for many decades before retiring to be a ‘full-time grandma’ in 2008.

Our three female co-owners carry that legacy ahead today.  Leading in our mission to provide excellent in-home care with kind and compassionate caregivers, while maintaining the dignity and independence of our clients.

Written by Lynessa Stone

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