Monday, April 30, 2018

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Named a 2018 Hospice Honors Recipient

JACKSON, CA—April 30, 2018— Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors 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 prestigious 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 Amador & Calaveras 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.  Please visit HEALTHCAREfirst’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst Hospice CAHPS survey program as well as the Hospice Honors awards.

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Executive Director Ariane Debien said, “We are thrilled to again be named as a recipient of this prestigious honor. Our mission to bring compassionate care to the dying is evidenced by this award, and we sincerely appreciate it.”


About Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras has been providing compassionate, quality end-of-life-care to Amador and Calaveras families for more than 35 years, and in that time, has never turned a patient away for inability to pay. They are the only non-profit, independent hospice agency in the region.

About HEALTHCAREfirst
HEALTHCAREfirst provides web-based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. For more information, go to: www.healthcarefirst.com.

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