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Scotland Regional Hospice receives re-accreditation

The staff of Scotland Regional Hospice poses to celebrate its reaccreditation. Photo by Scotland Regional Hospice

LAURINBURG — Scotland Regional Hospice proudly announces it has achieved re-accreditation with a recommendation for continued DEEMED Status through Accreditation Commission for Health Care for its hospice service.

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

“Accreditation is an achievement that is optional for hospice,” explained Kim Hammonds, Scotland Regional Hospice’s executive director. “It demonstrates our commitment to deliver safe, high-quality, and compassionate care to the patients and families that we serve. Our team has worked so hard to this and I am very proud of this accomplishment.”

Scotland Regional Hospice is a not-for-profit organization that has been committed to providing exceptional, compassionate end-of-life care since 1986. The organization currently serves residents of Scotland, Richmond, Robeson, and Hoke counties in North Carolina as well as Marlboro, Dillon, and Chesterfield counties in South Carolina. It has helped provide comfort and dignity to thousands of people in the communities it serves, allowing them to spend their final moments at home surrounded by their loved ones.

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Hospice care is a specialized type of care for those who are considered to be in the last 6 months of life, as certified by a physician. Hospice care focuses on pain control and symptom management as well as meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of the family. Physicians, nurses, social workers, certified nursing assistants, and chaplains all work together to ensure that the plan of care is centered on the goals of each individual patient and family.

ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

For information, please visit www.scotlandhealth.org, or contact us at 910-276-7176.

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