AmeriCare Medical and Subsidiaries Awarded CHAP® Accreditation

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Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that AmeriCare Medical has once again been awarded CHAP Accreditation for three (3) years under the Homecare Nursing, Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment Standards of Excellence.

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“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, AmeriCare Medical’s companies has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President & CEO.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that AmeriCare Medical and its subsidiaries: AmeriStaff Nursing Services, Rx iV Infusion Pharmacy and Sun Medical Equipment Company 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. Adherence to CHAP's standards leads to better quality care and better business performance.

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, AmeriCare Medical’s companies has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President & CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership with AmeriCare Medical by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

“Earning CHAP accreditation is just one of the many tangible ways we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing home health services to clients with the highest professional, safety and ethical standards,” said Gregory Jamian, CEO of AmeriCare Medical, Inc. who is also a Board Member of the Oakland University school of nursing, sponsor of the Nightingale Awards.

AmeriCare and its subsidiaries provides a variety of compressive Home Healthcare services to patients and their families throughout Southeastern Michigan.

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in home and community-based care with more than 5,000 organizations currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming” authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization who retains authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, pharmacy, infusion therapy nursing and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s mission is to define, verify, and advance the highest quality of home and community-based care through its standards, accreditation, education, and research.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at http://www.chapinc.org.

About AmeriCare Medical, Inc.
For over three decades, AmeriCare Medical, Inc. has provided integrated health care services to hospitals, assisted care facilities and private homes throughout Michigan. AmeriCare Medical, Inc. is the parent company of AmeriStaff Nursing Services, Sun Medical Equipment and Rx iV Pharmacy, making it a one stop shop for patients and all of their home care needs.

For more information visit: http://www.americaremedical.com.

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