You can help bring improved home health care to communities in NH and ME! Cornerstone VNA’s goal is to raise 2 million dollars to expand our services.
Help us build our addition for
Staff Training • Expanding Hospice Care • Expanding Palliative care
To ensure the continued success of our award-winning programs and services, the care provided by our frontline workers, and essential training of all staff, we are humbly asking for your generous support! Pledge your donation here.
Support Our Project
On October 15, 2020 we broke ground on an important capital project to expand our building and renovate our existing space. This project marks a pivotal moment in our organization’s 109 year history, and will position us for continued success in the future. If you are interested in supporting our building expansion and renovation project, we are pleased to offer a variety of flexible giving options below. If you are considering a significant contribution or pledge, we invite you to have a conversation with a member of our Advancement Team. We would be happy to talk with you more about making a meaningful investment that aligns with your philanthropic goals. Thank you for your generous support!
The building structure to the left will be our new Hospice and Intake wing and the bump-out in the back will be our expanded spaces for staff education/training and community programming. A beautiful multi-purpose outdoor patio space is being added with support from our board of directors.
Erika Lee, MHA
Assistant Advancement Director
Pledge to support our project over 1-5 years. Click on the button to download the form and to learn more.
Donate to Cornerstone VNA by check and mail to our office at 178 Farmington Rd, Rochester, NH 03867
Please call 800-691-1133 to make a gift by phone. We are available Mon-Fri between the hours of 8 am-4:30 pm.
Explore Our Building Project
Cornerstone VNA is recognized as a leader in providing home health, hospice, palliative, private duty, and community services in our region. Our continued success, and the ever growing aging population, has resulted in a significant increase in demand for our expert services, especially during the past decade. In 2001, Cornerstone VNA moved into a new building in Rochester, NH after the successful merger of Rural District VNA and Rochester VNA in 2000. As recently as 2012, we were known as Rochester District VNA, but during our centennial year in 2013, we unveiled our new name, Cornerstone VNA. The full details of our history are complex when you look back at the various mergers and name changes, but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to advancing our mission and providing high quality care to our patients and the community.
During the last decade in particular, we have undergone significant transformations in every aspect of our organization. This has positioned us well for continued growth for the future and ready to respond to the needs of the growing elderly population.
The expansion of our service area in 2013 into York County, Maine and the Greater Seacoast Area in New Hampshire propelled us forward as a trusted provider of home care services among our community members and referral partners. We have been able to function to the best of our ability within the current footprint of our building by moving offices around as needed, and renovating our basement in 2018 to accommodate additional offices and meeting spaces. However, this was a short-term solution to an ongoing issue of limited work areas. Although investments in new technology and changes to our technology infrastructure have kept our administrative staffing levels low, it has become increasingly challenging to manage our day to day operations efficiently and effectively, especially given our significant growth in recent years.
Due to ongoing space constraints, the time has come to expand our building and renovate our existing space. Our goal is to create a more efficient and professional working environment, and increase the safety of our building. Additionally, the plan for larger meeting rooms, and the addition of smaller breakout rooms, will solve a major meeting space issue for both our staff and the community. All of these efforts will support our future growth, and benefit our local community members.
Tamara Crooks-Faulkingham, RN, BSN, Hospice Director
“It will extremely helpful to have the added space to be able to better serve our patients. It will allow us to work more efficiently as a team, which will lead to enhanced coordination of care so that we can get the services our patients need sooner.”
Barb Boulton, Program Support Director
“Intake’s role as the initiator of the patient electronic health record and our active participation in coordination of care requires a detail-oriented mind and calm work environment with minimal interruptions. The creation of a space unique to the intake department will create an environment that encourages high quality work for a role that is essential to documentation integrity.
The expansion will give our team a dedicated space to work collaboratively in a quiet, comfortable environment conducive to the teamwork necessary to process referrals and triage calls. Because of the collective nature of our work, the new wing will also shield others from the noise of intake.”
June Gallup, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C, BCHH-C, COQS, Quality Improvement Director
“A new office space for QI would mean the ability to have one on one education sessions with the clinicians on OASIS documentation, and being able to work with teams and clinicians on FOCUS Quality Improvement activities so that we can continue to provide the best care in all of our programs.”