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Richmond County Hospice awarded CHAP accreditation

ROCKINGHAM — Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., announced today that Richmond County Hospice, Inc., which includes Hospice Haven and Anson Community Hospice, has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Richmond County Hospice, Inc. 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. Adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care and better business performance. 

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP president and CEO. ““This is the sixth year Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has achieved CHAP Accreditation, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

Richmond County Hospice, Inc. provides a variety of Hospice services to patients and their families in Richmond County and surrounding areas. Hospice services include home care hospice, general inpatient care at Hospice Haven, and bereavement services. Since 1985, Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has been committed to helping our neighbors by providing exceptional hospice care. Today we are the leading nonprofit, community-based hospice in Richmond County. Richmond County Hospice, Inc. has a 94 percent excellent satisfaction rate from our caregivers, and we have been awarded the DETYA Hospice Honors award for the past four years.


“Working at hospice is a mission and our employees work hard to carry out our mission every single day,” said Kristina Leyden, Richmond County Hospice, Inc. CEO. 

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in home and community-based care with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming” authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization who retains authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, pharmacy, infusion therapy nursing and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s mission is to define, verify, and advance the highest quality of home and community-based care through its standards, accreditation, education, and research.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information, email info@chapinc.org or call 202-862-3413.

For additional information about Richmond County Hospice, Inc., contact Kristina Leyden at 910-997-4464.


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