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Community Hospice receives Hospice Honors Award

Apr 19, 2019

Credit Community Hospice

Community Hospice was recently recognized for its exemplary patient quality and satisfaction. The prestigious Hospice Honors award was presented by HEALTHCAREfirst’s Deyta Analytics, and recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

Award recipients were identified by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated from all surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national performance score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) database.

This is the fourth time Community Hospice has been recognized as a Hospice Honors organization having previously achieved this recognition in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

“Community Hospice strives to provide the highest quality care to our patients,” said Susan Hunt, Executive Director.  “This Hospice Honors award is a credit to the quality, compassionate care provided everyday by our dedicated employees. Families welcome us into their lives during a difficult time. We are there to help make every day as good as it can be for that patient. It is gratifying for our organization to receive recognition for that care.”

Community Hospice is a not-for-profit organization providing quality end-of-life care since 1979.  Community Hospice serves more than 1,300 patients annually in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Lawrence, Elliott, Johnson and Martin counties in Kentucky, along with Lawrence and Scioto counties, Ohio.

(provided by Community Hospice)