Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester Awarded CHAP Accreditation

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Accreditation demonstrates that HPCW meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards

We are very proud to have received CHAP Accreditation and will continue to offer the best possible quality care to our patients and their families throughout Westchester County.

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester (HPCW) has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, HPCW has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that HPCW 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 & Palliative Care of Westchester has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP President & CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

HPCW is a private, not-for-profit healthcare organization with a mission to strive to provide extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and compassion to individuals and families facing a serious or life-limiting illness. HPCW provides hospice care to more than 110 patients daily, and in 2014, provided services to 620 patients and families throughout Westchester County.

“We are very proud to have received CHAP Accreditation and will continue to offer the best possible quality care to our patients and their families throughout Westchester County,” said Mary K. Spengler, MS, executive director of HPCW.

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.

For more information about the CHAP Accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at http://www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Nathan Constable, Senior Manager, Communications and Industry Affairs, at 202-467-1716, or nconstable(at)chapinc(dot)org.

For more information on HPCW, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call 914-682-1484.

About Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester:
Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester is a private, not-for-profit healthcare agency that provides skilled, compassionate and comprehensive end-of-life home care to patients with any diagnosis and gives support to their families and loved ones. Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester is located at 1025 Westchester Avenue, Suite 200, White Plains, NY. For additional information, visit http://www.hospiceofwestchester.com or call (914) 682-1484. For the latest news and updates, find HPCW on Facebook.

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