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Washington Trust Provides Commercial Financing to Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth, Formerly Visiting Nurse Home Care, in Lincoln, RI

WESTERLY, R.I., April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Washington Trust Company recently provided commercial financing to Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth, formerly Visiting Nurse Home Care, an independent, non-profit, community-based home health care provider located in Lincoln, RI.

Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth is the new name for Visiting Nurse Home Care, recently changed as part of the merger between its parent company, Home Care & Hospice of New England (HCHNE) and HopeHealth (HH), one of the premier hospice providers in the region. The new affiliation will serve Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts, becoming the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in New England.

Founded in 1908, Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth’s tradition continues to be rooted in providing high-quality home care to residents of Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. The agency provides nurses, therapists, medical social workers, and home care aides to over 3,500 patients and families in the community.

“Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth has a more than 100-year history as one of the region’s premier in-home healthcare providers,” said Joseph M. Confessore, Senior Vice President & Team Leader, Washington Trust Commercial Banking Group. “We’re excited to support the organization as it continues its success as a leader in the New England healthcare industry.”

Washington Trust’s commercial banking group offers a full line of commercial, industrial and real estate lending and cash management services to leading companies, real estate developers, not-for-profits and municipalities throughout the Northeast. For more information, contact either Joseph M. Confessore, Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Banking, at 401-348-1439 or Scott A. McCaughey, Vice President, Commercial Banking, at 401-654-4872.

ABOUT WASHINGTON TRUST®
Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ OMX®: WASH). Additional information on Washington Trust and its subsidiaries can be found at www.washtrust.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tony Nunes Public Relations 401.348.1657 ajnunes@washtrust.com

Source:The Washington Trust Company