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CHAP Accreditation

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Community Health Accreditation Partner Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Hospice of Val Verde Regional Medical Center has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Hospice of Val Verde Regional Medical Center has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Hospice of Val Verde Regional Medical Center 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 Val Verde Regional Medical Center has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP President and CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

Hospice of Val Verde Regional Medical Center provides a variety of services to patients and their families in Del Rio, Texas and surrounding areas. By providing high quality, in-home care to patients with a terminal diagnosis, Hospice of Val Verde Regional Medical Center allows patients and their families the ability to choose to remain at home. The patient and the entire family receive support and care from the Hospice team.

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 www.chapinc.org.