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Niagara hospice awarded accreditation

by jmaloni

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Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm

Niagara Hospice's dedication to providing the highest level of care was recently recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. The ACHC awarded Niagara Hospice with its accreditation for hospice care for demonstrating a commitment to providing quality care and services to consumers through compliance with ACHC's nationally recognized standards for accreditation.

Accreditation with this organization is a voluntary activity where health care organizations submit to peer review of internal policies, processes and patient care delivery against national standards. By attaining accreditation, Niagara Hospice has demonstrated its commitment to maintain a higher level of competency and desire for excellence in services and customer satisfaction.

Niagara Hospice Vice President of Hospice services Kay Dekker said, "Our organization voluntarily chose to undergo the accreditation process to demonstrate our commitment to providing the right care, in the right place, at the right time, to all of our patients and their families. Receiving 'deemed status' from ACHC also lets other health care providers know that when they choose to partner with Niagara Hospice in providing care to their patients, that level of care will be exceptional."

The ACHC is a private, not-for-profit corporation developed by home care and community-based providers to help companies improve business operations and quality of patient care. It is a Medicare deeming authority that prides itself in being a leader for hospice accreditation. The ACHC states that by choosing a provider that has achieved accreditation, patients and caregivers can take comfort in knowing it has demonstrated its commitment to meeting rigorous national standards for quality and safety as well as providing an exceptional level of care.

Niagara Hospice Director of Marketing and Public Relations Tricia Degan said, "Preparing for the accreditation process involved all disciplines of hospice care, and it confirmed our staff commitment to going above and beyond what is required by not only Medicare, but also ACHC. I encourage families faced with serious illness to call us to learn more about hospice and how we can help. It's never too soon to make the call and learn what your choices are when medical treatment options for cure have been exhausted."

For more information, visit www.NiagaraHospice.org or call Niagara Hospice at 716-439-4417.

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