On May 17th, 2013, Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced that Amarillo Hospice of the Plains, LLC (AHP) has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.
CHAP accreditation demonstrates that AHP meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability.
“We are very pleased that Amarillo Hospice of the Plains chose CHAP accreditation,” said Michael S. Grogan, Senior Vice President of Business Development. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates AHP’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”
Amarillo Hospice of the Plains provides a variety of hospice services to patients and their families in the Amarillo area.
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 5,000 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 Web site at http://www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael Grogan, Senior Vice President of Business Development, at 202.862.3413 ext. 7, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact Yolaine Robinson, Director of Hospice Services, Amarillo Hospice of the Plains, LLC at 806.372.1506.