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.
For VNH, 2015 was a year where possibility became reality. In addition to visiting more homes in our communities and delivering a wide range of home and hospice care services, we also focused on continued growth and implementing initiatives designated to make our care continuum even better.