Sioux City, IA — November 13, 2017— Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced that Hospice of Siouxland has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Hospice of Siouxland has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Hospice of Siouxland 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 Siouxland has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP President & CEO. “This is the seventh year Hospice of Siouxland has achieved CHAP Accreditation, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”
Hospice of Siouxland provides Hospice services to patients and their families in the Siouxland region. “We provide assistance to families and caregivers taking care of a loved one facing a life-limiting illness, says Karen Matthey, Quality and Compliance Officer. “We assist the family by providing medical care and pain and symptom management with an emphasis on keeping patients comfortable while living life to the fullest.”
CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-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 purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.