Meadville, PA - Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. (CHAP) announced
today that Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. has been awarded CHAP accreditation
under the CHAP Service for Standards of Excellence.
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. 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. Simply
stated, adherence to CHAP's standards leads to better quality care.
"By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Hospice of Crawford County, Inc.
has shown a commitment to excellence," said Karen Collishaw, CHAP
President & CEO. "We are excited to begin our partnership with
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. by offering support in its commitment
to providing quality care and continuous improvement."
Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. provides a variety of services to patients
and their families in Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Forest, Venango, Warren
and into Clarion Counties. Hospice of Crawford County, Inc. also operates
the Marquette Hospice House which is a residential home designed to provide
hospice care similar to what would be experienced in the comfort of the
patient's own home.
CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for communtiy-based
health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize
the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is
the oldest, national, community-based accrediting body with more than
9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through "deeming
authority" granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing
home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine
if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality
Standards. CHAP's prurpose is to define and advance the highest standards
of community-based care.
For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit
the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP,
please contact Nathan Constable, Senior Manager, Communications and Industry
Affairs, at 202.467.1716, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact Sara King, Director of Hospice and
Transitional Care, at (814) 333-5961.