LONGVIEW, Wash., January 23, 2019 – Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Community Home Health & Hospice has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Community Home Health & Hospice meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability. Adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care and better business performance.
“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Community Home Health & Hospice has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President & CEO. “We are excited to begin our partnership with Community Home Health & Hospice by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”
Community Home Health & Hospice is an independent, community-based non-profit healthcare agency serving the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Their services include home care personal services, home health, home hospice, in-patient hospice care and bereavement services. Every day, they care for 775 patients throughout Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon. For more information, visit www.chhh.org.
CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in home and community-based care with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming” authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization who retains authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, pharmacy, infusion therapy nursing and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s mission is to define, verify, and advance the highest quality of home and community-based care through its standards, accreditation, education, and research.
For additional information, contact Marykay Morelli at Community Home Health & Hospice at 360.749.2456.
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