Last fall, VNH was approached by Rivier University and asked to participate in an exciting pilot program that they were planning to offer their third-year nursing students. This new Community Nursing Initiative would focus on community-based learning instead of solely hospital based care delivery. “We jumped at the chance to be involved,” said Barbara Quealy, Director of Home Health Services.
Before her birth, Stacey and Scott Boucher were already planning for Emma’s care needs, with the goal of supporting her quality of life and comfort during their short time together. Her parents opted to take Emma home for palliative and end-of-life care. VNH was able to accept the referral to treat Emma at her home in Chester, VT, with the care and support of the agency’s Pediatric Palliative Care team.
At 56 years old, Darrell Lavoie is sharp as a whip, with a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. He lives in Windsor, VT with his cat, Vanna. Darrell has had a 20-year struggle with diabetes, eventually losing his lower limbs, much of his vision, and some other muscle control, but he is determined not to lose his independence.
Jeanne McLaughlin, RN, MBA, MSN, MSEd will retire from the position of President and CEO of Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH) in the spring of 2018 after more than 10 years of service and leadership.
VNH is very proud to be celebrating its 110th year in service to the 160+ communities we serve. It is a privilege to care for individuals and families; supporting them in their place of residence. We are also proud to announce that our very own Drs. Cristine Maloney and Dan Caloras were awarded their Hospice Medical Certification (HMDC) this summer, reaffirming their commitment to hospice expertise and the exceptional level of care that our clients expect of VNH.
VNH is working towards achieving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) five-star rating. By reviewing our work and constantly looking at ways to improve the services we provide to over 160 communities, we remain committed to ensuring that our clients always come home to excellent care–now and in the future.
At VNH, we have a proud history of providing compassionate, clinically excellent hospice care. We’re always looking at innovative new ways to carry out our mission: To deliver outstanding hospice services that enrich the lives of the people we serve, regardless of the complexity of condition of ability to pay.