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‘First-rate hospice care’

October 3, 2016 GMT

LIHUE — Kauai Hospice announced it has received Accreditation with Medicare Deemed Status from the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., the leading national accrediting agency for hospice and home health organizations.

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Kauai Hospice has shown a commitment to excellence and continuous quality improvement to our local community,” said Lori Miller, Kauai Hospice executive director. “This level of recognition confirms what we know to be true — Kauai Hospice provides uncompromising first-rate hospice care.”

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Kauai Hospice meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards in quality and compliance.

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The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of care and services, human and financial resources, and long-term viability as a hospice provider. Simply stated, adherence to CHAP standards leads to better quality of care.

The purpose of CHAP is to objectively validate the excellence of community healthcare practice through consistent measurement of the delivery of quality services. They assess all areas of an organization including clinical excellence, client satisfaction, risk management, fiscal viability and overall management.

“I applaud and thank all of our employees for their hard work and commitment on achieving this recognition and success,” Miller said.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations.

Kauai Hospice is the only hospice located on island.

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