Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie named a Hospice Honors Elite recipient

Published 10:17 am Friday, June 15, 2018

Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics.
Hospice Honors is a program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“We are excited to recognize the 2018 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I congratulate Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie on its success in achieving this highest of honors.”
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2016 through September 2017. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures.
Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database.
Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions.
HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.
“This honor validates the work of the Hospice team — our medical director, nurses, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants and bereavement counselors, as well as the staff and volunteers who support them in serving our patients and their families,” said Lori Thayer, executive director of Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie “As a non-profit organization, Hospice of Stanly has served our communities since 1981, providing an excellence of care that sets up apart.”
Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie, a nonprofit organization, was founded through the grassroots efforts of people in this community, and it continues to be governed locally by a board of directors.
Hospice of Stanly has been able to provide care to more than 5,500 terminally ill residents since 1981.
More information about hospice and advance care planning is available from Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie by calling 704-983-4216 or visit hospiceofstanly.org.