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Acella Construction to build new project for the Norwell VNA

Norwell, MA. (August 15, 2012)— Acella Construction announced today that it has been selected by the Norwell Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice to build their new facility in Hingham. Acella was selected to renovate the former New England Friends Home, Thayer House on Turkey Hill Lane in Hingham, to transform it into a hospice residence. The Thayer House sits on a 3.62 acre lot surrounded by land owned by the Hingham-based Trustees of Reservations. Previously operated as an assisted living, the 16,781 square foot building will be updated and adapted to provide a 12-bed non-profit hospice residence. Renovations are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2012 with the residence opening in 2013. The residence will offer a comfortable, safe, home-like setting for individuals with a life-limiting illness, and compassionate support for generations of loved ones. Acella is partnering with JACA Architects of Quincy on this Design-Build project.

About Norwell VNA

Norwell Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice merges valuable clinical, educational and managerial perspectives to deliver the highest quality patient care, in the comforting environment of home. Amid constant changes in the healthcare industry, Norwell VNA and Hospice's community-focused ethics and its staff's extensive industry knowledge have positioned the agency for even more dynamic growth and patient resources in the years to come. Norwell VNA and Hospice seeks out and embraces innovative tools that can be used by clinicians and patients alike. "Change" is not only our mantra; it is a goal we aim to achieve every day.

About Campus of Caring

Campus of Caring is an organization dedicated to creating a 12 bed non-profit hospice home on the South Shore of Boston to be managed by our partner, Norwell VNA and Hospice. It is our vision to provide a tranquil and comfortable home for patients with advanced, life limiting illnesses where they can receive professional medical care in private rooms, surrounded by family and friends.

About ACELLA Construction Corporation

Founded in 2003, Acella Construction is a construction management firm specializing in full service turn-key construction, design-build and pre-construction services for the commercial, institutional and educational sectors.

About JACA Architects

As one of New England’s premier Healthcare and Life Science architectural firms, JACA delivers more than superior design. Clients have confidence our solutions will work, and honoring that trust is the foundation of our success. For the past twenty years, Healthcare and Life Science planning and design have been our primary focus. We pledged to keep pace with emerging technologies, master regulatory requirements, learn how our Clients’ operate, and use our creativity to improve patient comfort as well as staff efficiency.

My greatest appreciation of working with Acella has been their willingness to find answers… Ryan Klebes has always been responsive and helpful throughout the complexities of this project.

- Carol Tolles, Human Resources Island Terrace Nursing Home