Black History Month: A Conversation with Home Health and Hospice Pioneer Clara Taylor Reed

On the final day NAHC Report will publish during February, Black History Month, we wanted to share with readers a conversation we recently had with Clara Reed, PhD, BA, RN, the founder and President of Mid-Delta Home Health & Hospice in Mississippi and Lousiana. Mrs. Reed began her nursing career after graduating in 1964 from…

Honoring Health Care Pioneers During Black History Month: Adah Belle Samuel Thoms

During Black History Month, NAHC Report will be profiling various African-Americans who have made great contributions to American health care. Born in 1870 in Virginia, Adah Belle Samuel Thoms moved to New York City in the 1890s to study speech and elocution before studying nursing at the Women’s Infirmary and School of Therapeutic Massage. In…

Honoring Health Care Pioneers During Black History Month: Mary Eliza Mahoney

During Black History Month, NAHC Report will be profiling various African-Americans who have made great contributions to American health care. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Boston in 1845 to two freed slaves originally from North Carolina. Though the exact date of her birth is unknown, Ms. Mahoney would spend much of the rest of…