Agency again earns CHAP accreditation

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice was recently once again awarded Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) accreditation under the CHAP Standards of Excellence.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice meets the industry’s highest national 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, VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has show a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President & CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership with VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice is a century old nonprofit, donor-supported organization with a rich tradition of offering exceptional home healthcare services and extensive community care resources to more than 35 towns in southern Connecticut. The agency partners with patients and caregivers to provide support, education, and guidance as needs change.

“We are proud to have a team that is consistently affirmed to meet the highest standards – one that has gone above and beyond during the last few challenging months and always to provide exceptional and safe care to the people we serve,” said VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice CEO Janine Fay.

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. It was the first entity to recognize the need and value for accreditation in home and community-based care with more than 5,000 organizations currently accredited nationwide. It is a nationally approved accrediting organization with authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to survey agencies and determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards.