The mission of Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver, Inc. is to provide quality nursing care and related service to the sick in their own homes. We give priority to the poor, foster the integrity of family life and assist the elderly and chronically ill to stay at home. We provide these services without regard to the origin, creed or other status of the individual. We will protect the life of all people. We are prepared to adapt to the changing needs of the community and those we serve.
The Black and White background on this shield represents the open cloak or capa showing the white habit of the original Dominican Order.
The superimposed motif was especially designed for the Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor of which the Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency is a continuation. The lamp portraying a triple purpose: the wise virgins taking their lamps and going out to meet the Bridegroom; the lamp of the Gospel - "let your light shine before men that they may see your good works;" the Nightingale lamp, symbol of professional nursing.
The alabaster vase, similar to that of Mary Magdalene, patron saint of our Foundress Mother Mary Walsh, used for the anointing of Christ sick poor. Surrounding the religious nurse emblem of our work, and embracing it as it were, is the M and crown for Mary the Queen of the Rosary, the special protectress of the Dominican Order.
Over 100 hospitals, doctors, clinics, physical and occupational therapists refer patients to our agency and we, in turn, often refer our patients to other services in the community. Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency has worked in partnership with Jewish Family Service to provide Wellness Clinics in their NORCs (Naturally Occuring Retirement Communities) and expanded this successful partnership at Brothers Redevelopment housing sites in 2008. In the past two years, partnerships have been formed with Regis University Schools of Nursing and Health Administrative Services, Metropolitan State College of Denver Health Services Program and the University of Denver's Women's College.
Colorado Nonprofit Association member since 1993
2008 - Hiawatha Davis Humanitarian Award
2007 - Fulfilling Promise of Colorado Cares Day
2004 - Outstanding Collaborative Support
State of Colorado Class "A" Home Healthcare License