Our Mission

Home Health Specialists’ mission is to provide comprehensive, high quality home care and to promote community health. Responsiveness to the client, immediate comprehensive communication with the case manager, and the physician, and the continuous availability of our staff, are what set us apart from other home health agencies. We have constructed our company on a foundation of professionalism, reliability and quality service. We aspire to uphold these qualities every day.


We are a full service home care agency owned and operated by Registered Nurses, specializing in medically fragile and ventilator dependent pediatric and adult continuous care patient services.

  • Medicare Certified
  • Licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Our History

Home Health Specialists has been providing home care services since the company was founded September 21, 1984 by Edward J Raiburn and Holly Smeekens. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, high quality home care services while promoting community health to residents throughout the Delaware Valley.

Our Founders

Edward J. Raiburn, RN, B.S.N.

  • President and founder of Home Health Specialists.
  • Graduated from Thomas Jefferson University of School of Nursing.
  • Ed has been a nurse since 1981; He has been in Home Care Nursing and Home Care Management since 1984.

Holly Smeekens, Ph.D., RN

Graduated from Kellogg College with an associates degree in nursing and obtained her B.S.N. from Thomas Jefferson     University School of Nursing. Earned her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Health Administration from Kennedy-Western University.

Holly has been a nurse since 1975. Since becoming a nurse she has gained extensive experience in a variety of nursing fields, including: Critical Care, Oncology, Home Care, as well as Hospital and Home Care Management.