Kathryn Howard named Cornerstone VNA's LNA of the Year

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From left, Cornerstone VNA CEO Julie Reynolds, Kathryn Howard and Stacey Genest, a home care team manager (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER - Cornerstone VNA has named Kathryn Howard as their Licensed Nursing Assistant of the Year. Howard, who joined Cornerstone VNA in February 2021, is known for her high standard of performance and high-quality care. She performs her job exceptionally, cares for patients with respect and dignity, and is an asset to Cornerstone VNA and her local community.

"Kathryn has a unique skill set and utilizes it to create therapeutic connections, making her an exceptional LNA." said Stacey Genest, a home care team manager. "She is always excited to learn new skills, is proficient in assisting with installing and removing telehealth equipment in the patient's home, providing simple wound care, and blood checks for patients on Coumadin, a blood-thinning medication. These additional skills bring value to her LNA role within the agency."

Howard is known to go above and beyond and ensures patients are provided the best quality care with a positive experience, according to Genest. She also has high ethical standards and expertise in-home care, hospice, and acute care that enables her to be an excellent mentor to new staff.

Genest adds, "Quality patient care is Kathryn's mission, and it is evident that healthcare is her passion. She enjoys serving others and expresses her appreciation to others for their efforts."

Licensed Nursing Assistants, like Kathryn Howard, provide basic patient care, assist with nursing procedures, and often include helping with "activities of daily living," including personal hygiene, meal preparation, and assistance with self-administration of medicine.

Genest noted that for seniors and adults with disabilities, LNAs are often the unsung heroes who provide the care needed to help individuals age in place in their homes.

Cornerstone VNA is a Rochester nonprofit home health and hospice care provider located at 178 Farmington Road.


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