Awards & Recognition

 

 SHP Best Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction Award Winner

Cornerstone VNA has been awarded the Strategic Healthcare Programs Best Superior Performer Caregiver Satisfaction Award for the 2016 calendar year. This award is given for superior performance in Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction and reflects a top 20% overall score. “We strive for excellence in every aspect of our patient services and to receive this validation from the families we serve is extremely rewarding.” States June Gallup, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C, BCHH-C, Quality Improvement Director, Cornerstone VNA.

 

Best of the Seacoast Award Winner, 2017

Thank you for choosing Cornerstone VNA as Best Home Health Care for the 2017 Best of the Seacoast People’s Choice Awards!

 

 

 

 

 

Palliative Care Director Receives 2017 Vocational Award

Congratulations to Palliative Care Director, Kelly Doherty, RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC, who received the 2017 Vocational Award from the Rotary Club of Portsmouth. Four individuals were honored at the club’s luncheon on June 15th and Kelly was honored in the Health Care Category.  Read more.

Pictured:  Julie Reynolds, CEO, Kelly Doherty, Palliative Care Director and Katherine Berger, Transition Care Manager/Business Development Coordinator

2017 Non-Profit of the Year Award

On May 12, 2017, Cornerstone VNA was presented with the Non-Profit of the Year Award by the Greater Somersworth Chamber of Commerce.  Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, accepted the award during the Chamber’s Annual Awards Recognition Event at Spring Hill in South Berwick, ME.  Read more.

Pictured:  Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO (left) with Patty Coffin, Service Credit Union and Greater Somersworth Chamber Board Member.
 

 

 

 

2016 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

Cornerstone VNA has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.  The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center.

Readers’ Choice Award Winner, 2016

Thank you for choosing Cornerstone VNA as the 2016 Readers’ Choice Best Non Profit and Best Visiting Nurse Home Healthcare!

 

 

 

Palliative Care Director Wins Prestigious Award

Kelly Doherty Named 2016 Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbeil Award Recipient PhotoKelly Doherty, RN-C, MSN, ARNP-BC was presented with the 2016 Ira Byock and Yvonne Corbeil Award on Friday, June 24, at the Annual Meeting of the NH Home Care Association and NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. This annual award is given to an individual, team or organization in Northern New England who has demonstrated innovation and collaboration to improve quality, expand access, and/or increase efficiency in delivering the best end-of-life care possible to New Hampshire residents. Read more.

 

4-Star Rating for Quality Care and Patient Satisfaction

4.5-Star Rating

Cornerstone VNA received a 4-Star Rating for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction from the Centers or Medicare & Medicaid Services. According to Medicare.gov, “The quality of patient care star rating summarizes 9 of the 29 quality measures reported on Home Health Compare. It provides a single indicator of an agency’s performance compared to other agencies.”  A 4- or 5-star rating means that the Cornerstone VNA performed better than other agencies on the 9 measured care practices and outcomes.

2015 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

Cornerstone VNA has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.  The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line.

Million Hearts Initiative

Million Hearts logoCornerstone VNA is proud to participate in the Million Hearts Initiative, which focuses on the ABC’s: Aspirin, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Smoking Cessation. Over the past several months, the Disease Management Team at Cornerstone VNA has been working on Smoking Cessation and Blood Pressure Control.  Click here for more information about the Million Hearts Initiative.

Readers’ Choice Award Winner, 2015

RC2015_winnerThank you for choosing Cornerstone VNA as the 2015 Readers’ Choice Best Non-Profit and Best Visiting Nurse Home Healthcare!

The Remington Report, September/October 2014

Layout 1We are pleased to share a copy of The Remington Report, which includes a special article called “A Smart Way to Avoid Readmissions And Deliver Better Care”.  This article was written by Jennifer Gullison, RN, MSN, COS-C, who is the Clinical Director and Certified Chronic Care Specialist-Trainer at Cornerstone VNA.  Click on the image to read her article and learn more about SmartCare, “a patient monitoring system that goes beyond clinical monitoring”.

 

 

 

 

Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, featured in NECC Magazine, Fall 2014

Julie from Alumnecc_magazine_fall 2014-1Cornerstone VNA CEO, Julie Reynolds, RN, MS was recently featured in the Northern Essex Community College magazine.  Click on the image to read this great article about Julie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

HCE2014_TopCornerstone VNA has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.  The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line.

2014 Recipient of the Walter J. Dunfey Nonprofit Management Award

Cornerstone VNA Board Member Susan Young Gaudiello, CEO Julie Reynolds, Director of Advancement Sue Paquette, and Board Member Ruth Henderson

Cornerstone VNA Board Member Susan Young Gaudiello, CEO Julie Reynolds, Director of Advancement Sue Paquette, and Board Member Ruth Henderson

The Corporate Fund presented Cornerstone VNA with the Walter J. Dunfey Nonprofit Management Award at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit in Concord, NH on Friday, September 19, 2014.  This honor is given annually to recognize outstanding management skills and talent within the nonprofit sector. Read more…

 

 

 

 

2013 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

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For the 4th year in a row, Cornerstone VNA has been selected as one of the top 500 home health agencies!  The HomeCare Elite™ is an annual compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. This market-leading review, from OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth, names the top 25 percent of agencies in home health performance measures. The HomeCare Elite also recognizes the Top 100 and Top 500 providers nationwide.

 

2013 Fazzi Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

Fazzi Associates HHCAHPS Top 25The Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction is presented annually to home health organizations subscribed to Fazzi’s Patient Satisfaction Service that have demonstrated superior performance in overall patient satisfaction results. Cornerstone VNA has placed in the top 25% of Fazzi’s patient satisfaction national database based on a comparative analysis of overall satisfaction.

 

 

2012 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

HomcareelitelogoFor the 3rd year in a row, Cornerstone VNA has been selected as one of the top 500 home health agencies!

 

 

 

2011 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

We are pleased to announce that Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association has once again made the top 25% of Home Care Agencies in the United States and for the second year in the top 500. We are the only local non-profit in the top 500. There are over 14,000 agencies across the country who are eligible for this recognition. Our outcomes continue to be above average. Our patient satisfaction data for the past twelve months was also very positive, being above both New Hampshire and National averages for the five key areas reviewed.

2011 Certification Survey For Hospice

The Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association is in compliance with all Hospice regulations and requirements with no deficiencies cited.

HHQI Gold Agency

HHQIGoldMedal_smallRochester District Visiting Nurse Association has been recognized as one of HHQI’s Gold Agencies.

The Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign is a grassroots movement designed to unite home health stakeholders and multiple health care settings under the shared vision of reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving medication management.

 

2010 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%

For the second consecutive year the Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association has been named 2010 OCS Home Care Elite Top 25%. This year, Rochester District VNA has exceeded this distinction and has been identified as one of the top 500 HomeCare Agencies in the United States.

2009 Re-certification Survey

The Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association was in compliance with all home care regulations and requirements.

Best Practice Achievement Award of Distinction

Fazzi Associates, a National Home Care consulting firm has presented Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association with their Best Practice Achievement Award of Distinction. This award is presented to home health organizations that have demonstrated superior performance in both patient outcomes and financial results. Several criteria helped place the agency in the top 25% of all agencies in the Best Works national database.

Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

This award is presented by Fazzi Associates to home health organizations that have demonstrated superior performance in patient satisfaction. This is the third consecutive year that Rochester District Visiting Nurse Association has received this award.

Home Care Association of NH named Janet Hackett, of Cornerstone VNA, LNA of the Year

2013 Florence Debenedictis nominated by Cornerstone VNA as our own LNA of the year and was recognized with this honor with other LNA’s of the state