Archives for July 2013

Cornerstone VNA Welcomes DiPentima to Board of Directors

July 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Susan Paquette 603-332-1133 ext 109

CORNERSTONE VNA WELCOMES DIPENTIMA TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ROCHESTER, NH: Cornerstone VNA welcomes Cathy DiPentima to its Board of Directors. Ms. DiPentima brings with her a wealth of home health care experience having served in a variety of leadership positions in home care during the span of her career. Her vast experience includes Director of Quality at Home Health VNA in Lawrence MA, Director/Administrator at Columbia Homecare, Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH, Vice President for Home Care Services Portsmouth Regional Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in Portsmouth, NH, Associate Director of Squamscott Home Health Care in Dover, NH and Executive Director at Rochester District VNA in Rochester, NH.

Ms. DiPentima also worked for the Hospital Corporation of America and was responsible for a home health acquisition, merger and start up, successfully working with the administration of two hospitals and a Fortune 500 company. “I am so pleased to have Cathy DiPentima serve on our Board of Directors,” states Julie Reynolds, CEO. “She has a deep and abiding respect for the philosophy that values patient independence, self sufficiency and involvement in determining their own care, as well as respect for the clinicians and staff who do everything they can to promote patient independence and involvement.”

Ms. DiPentima received her Diploma in Nursing from Citizen’s General Hospital School of Nursing in New Kensington, PA, Associate of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude from Community College in Panama City, Florida, Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Planning from University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from New Hampshire College in Manchester, NH.

Ms. DiPentima is currently a member of the faculty at Granite State College where she teaches business and healthcare courses including Healthcare Finance and Managing Diversity in the Workplace. She is the author of several healthcare presentations and published Educate Your Way To Success in the national publication Caring Magazine. Ms. DiPentima currently resides in Portsmouth with her family.
Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home healthcare agency serving Strafford, Belknap, Carroll and Rockingham Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at the VNA uses the latest technology to provide the most highly skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work and support services in their service area. Specialty programs include Certified Wound & Ostomy care, Diabetes Management & Education, Mental Health Nursing, Intravenous Therapy and a Maternal Wellness Program including a Lactation Consultant. Other specialties include a Telehealth Program, a Life Care Program with private duty services, and a Hospice Program with a team of specialists providing pain and symptom management along with emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their families 24 hours a day.

The mission of Cornerstone VNA is to promote the optimum level of well-being, independence and dignity of those living in the community by providing trusted, compassionate and expert care. Cornerstone VNA is a center of excellence for home, hospice and community health care and has been named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.