John Paul Jones Historic House Opens July 10th

John Paul Jones Historic House will Open July 10th from Friday thru Monday each week! Tours run from 11am to 4pm. The garden at the John Paul Jones House is open the publicall you have to do is open the gate to enjoy a walk through the flowers or a picnic on the lawn. Located at 43 Middle St on the corner of State St.

“Textiles from Near and Far”

Portsmouth Historical Society presents “Textiles from Near and Far” on June 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Textile expert Diane Fagan Affleck, formerly of the American Textile History Museum guest hosts. FREE for Members. $15 for non-members. Registration required at https://portsmouthhistory.org

New Hampshire Magazine Awards Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, Cornerstone VNA

New Hampshire Magazine Names Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO, Cornerstone VNA as a 2020 Excellence in Nursing Award Recipient

Reynolds among 13 recipients to be honored at third annual award reception this fall

Rochester, N.H: Cornerstone VNA congratulates its own Julie Reynolds, RN, MS and President/Chief Executive Officer on being awarded the 2020 Excellence in Nursing Award in Nurse Leadership by New Hampshire Magazine. In partnership with the New Hampshire Nurses Association, New Hampshire Magazine launched the Excellence in Nursing Awards in 2018 to put the spotlight on nurses’ skills and contributions as critical members of any health care team. A special event celebrating all recipients is planned for October 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.

Reynolds began her role as the CEO of Cornerstone VNA in January 2013, and has over 3 decades of experience in the home care and hospice industry. Reynolds understands that health care is constantly changing and that home care plays an important role in improving the health and well-being of the community.  Under her leadership, the team at Cornerstone VNA has received many local and national accolades, and is well positioned for continued growth and success.

According to longtime Cornerstone VNA Board of Trustees member, Jacqueline Fitzpatrick, “Julie has invested in staff development to continually improve their knowledge and earn specialty certifications.  This has led to improved patient outcomes and high employee satisfaction.  She constantly challenges the team and has invested in technology that improves patient outcomes.”  Fitzpatrick adds, “Julie is deeply committed to Cornerstone VNA as well as the home health care industry.  She has met with political leaders in Washington to discuss the important issues facing home care organizations. And she has demonstrated the passion and knowledge necessary to successfully lead a nonprofit organization in health care which is experiencing constant change and challenges.”

After working for several years in a hospital, Reynolds transitioned to working in home care in 1986, when the need for skilled care at home was increasing. “This is where I found my passion,” she says. “I could see the results of my work and the benefits of patient education, care at home and the teamwork required for it,” she adds. “It was apparent that there was a learning gap in the home care industry, and this really drove me to learn more about it and share my knowledge with my peers. It’s very rewarding to be able to look back from then to now and see the amazing strides that we have made along the way.”

 

“Nurses go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate their patients, patients’ families and peers,” said Rick Broussard, editor of New Hampshire Magazine. “Nurses like Julie are crucial to the overall health and wellness of Granite Staters. We congratulate Julie on the incredible work she has done and look forward to celebrating her accomplishments this fall.”

2020 Excellence in Nursing Award Recipients

 

Category

Recipient

Hospital or Practice

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Rachel Ritter

Collaborative Anesthesia Partners

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Lisa Lang

Foundation Medical Partners

Cardiovascular Nursing

Pamela Laflamme

Elliot Cardiovascular Consultants, Elliot Health System

Emergency Nursing 

Kelsey Pearl

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Gerontologic & Long Term Care Nursing

Julie Percy

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Primary Care

Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 

Sharry Keller

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Medicine Team

Maternal-Child Health Nursing

Patricia Roncone

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Kelly Snow

Elliot Hospital

Nurse Educators and Nurse Researchers

Alyssa O’Brien

University of New Hampshire Department of Nursing

Nurse Leader

Julie Reynolds

Cornerstone Visiting Nurses Association

Pediatric & School Nursing

Samantha Presby

Lafayette Regional Elementary School

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 

Kimberly Anick

New Hampshire Hospital

Public Health Nursing

Theresa Calope

City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services

 

To learn more about the 2020 Excellence in Nursing Award recipients, visit www.nhmagazine.com/excellence-in-nursing.

About Cornerstone VNA:

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages 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.

 

About New Hampshire Magazine:
New Hampshire Magazine is the essential guide to living in the Granite State, each month joining readers in a quest for all the best the state has to offer. With over 20,000 annual subscribers, New Hampshire Magazine presents features on the most fascinating people, most entertaining places and most delicious cuisine and includes departments covering everything from health to home to humor.

John Paul Jones Garden

John Paul Jones Garden Is Open! A reminder that we have a little slice of heaven in downtown Portsmouth. The garden at the John Paul Jones House is open the publicall you have to do is open the gate to enjoy a walk through the flowers or a picnic on the lawn. Located at 43 Middle St on the corner of State St.

Mixed Media Exhibition Looking for Artists

Mixed Media Exhibition

at The Dover Art Center, 1 Washington St, Dover

Deadline – July 31, 2020

The Art Center is hosting a juried group exhibition of Mixed-Media Art
Apply here – https://forms.gle/yKNhRiu5Cdd4S1V97

Mixed-media is the creative combination of two or more different mediums that are used to create a new and distinctive piece of art. Mixed-media artwork can incorporate elements of collage, 3-D assemblage, found objects and pages from books, maps, photographs as well as innumerable paint, paper and cloth combinations. All mixed-media works will be considered.

Virtual On-line Gallery
Opening – September 1, 2020
Closing – October 31, 2020
* Available to view in person by appointment from September 15 – October 24, 2020

20th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

20th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic scheduled for September 3-5, 2020. The fun starts Friday, August 28th, 2020 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach.  View all entries on line at our Hampton Beach Sand Sculpting Classic Facebook page.   Voting for People’s Choice Award. Sat., September 5 at 8:00 PM Awards Ceremony on Sea Shell Stage. Special Fireworks Display at 9:30 PM. The event will be light for nightly viewing thru September 14th.

Cornerstone VNA Offers Virtual Hospice Volunteer Training

Cornerstone VNA Offers Virtual Hospice Volunteer Training

Rochester, NH:  Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider, is offering a free virtual training beginning in June for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer.  Due to COVID-19 protocol, this virtual training will take the place of the standard in-person training. This comprehensive 8-week virtual Hospice volunteer training program will focus on: the history of Cornerstone VNA, Hospice history and philosophy, the volunteer job description, the Hospice team, medical and psychosocial aspects, family involvement, and spiritual care.

 

Once trained, volunteers can offer companionship, respite care and their own unique skills to patients and family members in their community for a little as 2-4 hours per week. No medical or volunteer experience is necessary to make a positive difference and provide comfort, support and a reassuring presence to Hospice patients and their families.

 

According to current Cornerstone VNA Hospice Volunteers, “Hospice volunteering has been the most rewarding and humbling experience of my life” and “Hospice visiting has shown me how to be present.” Cornerstone VNA invites individuals to be a part of this enriching and meaningful volunteer experience. To register for this training or for more information about the Hospice Volunteer Program, please contact Nancy Nicolazzo, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 603-994-7041 or NNicolazzo@cornerstonevna.org.

 

Cornerstone VNA is an independent nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 107 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages 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.

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