Cornerstone VNA, a local nonprofit provider of high-quality, skilled home health and hospice care, is pleased to welcome 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.” Crooks-Faulkingham 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.”
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.”
Cornerstone VNA is a 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.