About Us

Situated in Haverhill, MA, Penacook Place, a Catholic Health Care Center, committed to the healing ministry of Jesus, provides compassionate short and long term skilled nursing and rehabilitative care.

In partnership with others committed to providing holistic and inclusive care for all, we develop innovative and creative means to enhance the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of those we serve.


We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

Our Judeo-Christian tradition compels us to promote Gospel values in all our endeavors.

We commit to honor these core values:

We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.

We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.

We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.

We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

Our Rich History

Penacook Place was founded in 1968 by local clergy of Haverhill, Mass., concerned that there was no place for the aging and sick of their community to reside where dignity and respect would always be the cornerstone of their care. Since then, Penacook Place has strived to continue its mission to take care of those within its community with that same dignity and respect.

Today, Penacook Place is a member of Covenant Health, and continues to meet that mission and embrace Catholic health care ministry, which is rooted in a commitment to promote and defend human dignity. Sharing the vision of St. Teresa of Kolkata, we strive to be carriers of God’s love. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Covenant Health

Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional healthcare system and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant’s family of organizations includes hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living, independent senior residences and adult day care organizations throughout New England and Pennsylvania. We’re fully committed to offering a continuum of high-quality, compassionate care to the individuals and communities we serve. We are the largest non-profit post-acute provider in New England.

Please visit www.covenanthealth.net to learn more about us or to review a list of associated locations.

Reasons to Choose Penacook Place

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