• Cornerstone VNA Honored as Business NH Magazine 2019 Business of the Year

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    June 10, 2019
    Business NH Magazine recently named Cornerstone VNA as the 2019 Business of the Year in the Health Care Industry.  Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care organization, was selected for this prestigious award for their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance.  This award is a reflection of Cornerstone VNA’s commitment to ensuring that patients and their families receive the very best care.
    Cornerstone VNA places great value on transforming the home health care experience and works diligently to provide programs that promote healthy communities and identifies opportunities to provide the most advanced care at home, such as sophisticated telehealth technology.  According to Board President, Paul Drager, “This award acknowledges the organization’s continued commitment to providing high quality care, innovative services, and support for our local communities.”  Drager continues, “It is an honor to receive recognition as Business of the Year.  I applaud the entire Cornerstone VNA team and volunteers, as well as our individual donors, businesses and foundations who support this important nonprofit.”
    Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer comments, “My heartfelt thanks to our team for their dedication to advancing the mission of Cornerstone VNA and for their continued passion for caring, not only for our patients and the community, but for each other.”  Reynolds adds, “We are so fortunate to have such an incredible team!”
    All award winners are featured in the May 2019 issue of Business NH Magazine.  Awards will be presented at a special luncheon on Thursday, May 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Hotel in Manchester.  Those being honored include:
    Business Leader of the Year:
    • Harold Turner, CEO of The HL Turner Group in Concord
    Businesses of the Year:
    • Business Assistance Organization – Vested for Growth in Concord
    • Business Services – Eversource in Manchester
    • Construction/Engineering – Warrenstreet Architects in Concord
    • Nonprofit – Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord
    • Financial Services/Insurance – Clark Insurance in Manchester
    • Health Care – Cornerstone VNA in Rochester
    • Hospitality/Tourism – The Red Arrow in Manchester
    • Manufacturing/Technology – S. Badger Company in Gilsum
    • Retail/Wholesale – CCA Global Partners in Manchester
    • Education – Nashua Adult Learning Center in Nashua
    The competition and event are a partnership between Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce executives. All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. Executives from a number of chambers winnowed the field of candidates to three semi-finalists in each category. From there, a Panel of Excellence, consisting of leaders from the 2018 Businesses of the Year award, selected this year’s recipients after careful consideration and great debate.
    Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home, health and hospice agency currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work as well as volunteer and support services through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 106 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay, so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end of life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.
    Erika Lee