Cornerstone VNA is pleased to welcome the new Hospice Care Director, Tamara “Tammy” Crooks-Faulkingham, RN, BSN.
Tammy began her career in health care working as a nursing assistant when she was just 16 years old. Tammy shares, “From a very young age, I really enjoyed caring for people, and that passion for helping others has carried me through my entire career.” Tammy worked as an LPN before graduating with her BSN in 2000 from Salem State College.
As an accomplished nurse working at a skilled nursing facility for nearly a decade, Tammy transitioned to a new role with Merrimack Valley Hospice in Lawrence, MA. It was here that Tammy fell in love with hospice. Tammy adds, “I was working as an after-hours triage nurse and I really felt as though I was making a difference, working with patients and their families at end-of-life.”
“I was working as an after-hours triage nurse and I really felt as though I was making a difference, working with patients and their families at end-of-life.”
A Leader in Expert Hospice care
Tammy has been in a hospice leadership position for over 10 years, where she enjoys helping others optimize their skills and expertise, and brings a wealth of experience to Cornerstone VNA. According to Tammy, “Cornerstone VNA delivers a variety of expert care. I am proud to be a part of a team that has a true interest in the well-being of the individuals in the communities it serves.”
“We are thrilled to have Tammy join the Cornerstone VNA family as our new Hospice Director,” states Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, President/CEO of Cornerstone VNA. Reynolds adds, “Our Hospice Care program has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and Tammy’s leadership skills, passion for caring, and alignment with our mission, will contribute to the continued success of this important program.”
Helping our patients and their loved ones live every day to its fullest is the Cornerstone of our Hospice Care program. Our highly skilled team will partner with your physician and other healthcare providers to develop a plan of care that meets your unique needs and honors your wishes.
Hospice Care is one of Cornerstone VNA’s five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care in Rockingham County, Strafford County, Belknap County, Carroll County in New Hampshire and York County in Maine.
We Honor Veterans
Cornerstone VNA has achieved level four status with the We Honor Veterans program. This special recognition reflects our commitment to ensuring veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.