About Us
Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health & Hospice (AKHH&H), formerly known as Keweenaw Home Nursing & Hospice, is a certified home care and hospice agency providing services in Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon & Northern Baraga counties. The agency was founded in 1989 by two Copper Country residents, Wanda Kolb and Diane Tiberg, registered nurses with an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to excellence, and a strong desire to serve the people of the Keweenaw. They set out to make a difference in the community in which they were raised. The need for high quality, skilled in-home services was apparent, because by early 1990 the company quickly grew from three employees working out of Diane's home to ten employees working in a small office building in Laurium. Continued growth of the agency necessitated yet more space, and in 1996, KHNH moved to its current location at 311 Sixth Street in Historic Downtown Calumet.

In 1993, the agency responded to another need in the community... hospice. The nearest Medicare certified hospice was 100 miles away. The decision was made to begin a hospice program, and Ray Weglarz, RN, was asked to head the project. We admitted our first patient to hospice in October of 1993. In 1994, the agency chose to be accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). CHAP ensures that agencies adhere to the very highest standards of excellence in the hospice and home care industry.

On June 1, 2009, Aspirus VNA purchased Keweenaw Home Nursing & Hospice & Keweenaw Home Services.

A lot has happened with our home health agency over the past 20 years. We have kept the needs of the people of this community, as well as the needs of our employees, at the heart of our service. The number of patients and visits has grown, as has the number of employees. With nearly 60 employees and 40 volunteers we continue to provide the highest quality service possible.

The employees of AKHH&H are dedicated to serving their friends and neighbors in the Keweenaw and their excellence in home care is much of the reason the agency celebrates its success. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff works closely with patients and families to provide the exceptional care you have come to trust. Our staff of skilled nurses, certified home care aides, medical social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and our interdisciplinary hospice team works with you to design a personal plan of care to promote your health, independence, and ability to stay at home. We also provide services that respond to the needs of the community such as Parkinson's Support Group, Blood Pressure Monitoring Clinics, Grief and Bereavement Support.

Growth, change, challenge, and innovation have led to the expansion and success of AKHH&H. We continue to set the standard for exceptional home care and hospice in the Keweenaw.

In 2009, we celebrated our 20 years in the "Heart of the Keweenaw."
Find out more by visiting our 20-year timeline by clicking below.