Archives for March 2014

Cornerstone VNA Expands Their Service Area

March 4, 2014

Contact: Susan Paquette, RN Director of Advancement

800-691-1133  Ext: 109

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CORNERSTONE VNA  PROVIDING HOME HEALTH CARE SINCE 1913 EXPANDS SERVICE AREA

Julie Reynolds, CEO of Cornerstone VNA is pleased to announce the  expansion of its service area to include the greater seacoast communities of  Portsmouth, Newington, Newmarket, Greenland and New Castle in New Hampshire as well as Kittery, Eliot and York  in Maine.  Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home, health and hospice agency  currently 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.

As a full service home health care organization Cornerstone VNA offers several programs designed to restore patients to their optimum level of health, improve their sense of well-being and quality of their life and help them achieve the highest level of independence to live safely within the community in the comfort of their home.

Certified Specialty programs include Wound, Ostomy & Incontinence care, Diabetes Management and Education, Certified Mental Health Nursing, Certified Intravenous Therapy, Chronic Care Management, Palliative Care Consultations, and a Maternal Wellness Program including a Lactation Consultant.   Specialty services include a Telehealth Program, an in-home health monitoring system, and Smart Care, an emergency response and communication system for patients and their families providing 24 hour, 7 day a week peace of mind and added sense of security when making the transition to homecare.

 “To act with Integrity.   To  serve with Passion.  To  think Innovatively.  To engage Collaboratively.  To be Accountable.  To inspire Excellence.  At Cornerstone VNA these are not just words….it is what we do every day,” says Julie Reynolds, CEO.   “These are the service principles that guide us all as we move forward advancing our mission and achieving our vision of being the preferred provider of home, health and hospice care in every community we serveYou will recognize them in every program and service we provide from the new Life Care Program and the expansion of our Community Care adult health clinics, to the initiation of Smart Care and the new behavioral health program in Home Care.

You will recognize them in all of our team from the certified clinicians and therapists to the administrative staff and dedicated volunteers.  You will recognize them in our patients and their families as they strive for wellness or embrace a chronic or life limiting illness with dignity and grace.

Today, our service area has expanded; our programs and services have grown along with our professional staff of nurses, therapists, social workers and support staff to meet the needs of our patients.  Our greatest challenges, along with the reduction in Medicare reimbursement and  rising costs of operations are  managing  health care reform effectively, developing collaborative long-term health care partnerships and leading the way in quality patient care and outcomes.”

“We embrace the challenges of our time and our commitment to quality home health care,” states Ms. Reynolds.  “We are grateful to our patients and their families for the honor and the privilege of providing them with trusted, compassionate and expert health care.   We are grateful for the talented, dedicated professionals who provide care and support to the patients and their families in the community.  And we are grateful to our health care partners who, like Cornerstone VNA, strive to improve the quality of patient care in every community we serve! For more information call 800-691-1133 or visit our website at www.cornerstonevna.org.”

 

Julie Reynolds RN, MS

Chief Executive Officer 

Cornerstone VNA Home Health Hospice

 

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