Sutter Care at Home Awarded CHAP Accreditation for Home Health and Hospice Programs in Northern California

Posted on Dec 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. (CHAP) announced today that Sutter VNA and Hospice (DBA Sutter Care at Home) has been awarded three-year accreditation under the CHAP Home Health and Hospice Standards of Excellence, effective Nov. 4, 2015. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Sutter Care at Home has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Sutter Care at Home 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. Simply stated, adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care.

“By achieving CHAP accreditation, Sutter Care at Home has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP President & CEO. “We are excited to begin our partnership with Sutter Care at Home by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

In addition to the CHAP Core Survey accreditation, Sutter Care at Home locations in San Mateo, Modesto, Marin and Santa Cruz were deemed to meet Medicare Conditions of Participation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The remaining home health and hospice locations will undergo the deemed and accreditation surveys in the next few months.

“The CHAP accreditation seal of approval reflects Sutter Care at Home’s high standards of home health and hospice care,” said Marcia Reissig, SCAH Chief Executive Officer. “Sutter Care at Home is dedicated to achieving the highest levels of quality, access and affordability for our patients and families.”

About Sutter Care at Home

Founded in 1906, Sutter Care at Home is part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network and delivers personalized care to more than 150,000 patients in 23 Northern California counties each year. Sutter Care at Home’s dedicated teams of home care providers support patients and their families through skilled home health, hospice, home medical equipment, respiratory therapy and home infusion, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs.

Sutter Care at Home offers local service at branch offices and leads the transformation of home care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability. Its best practices have earned nationwide recognition — most notably for its Advanced Illness Management® (AIM) program. Sutter Health’s AIM® Program recently earned recognition in CAPG’s 2015 Case Studies in Excellence publication. Additionally, six Sutter Care at Home centers received Top Agency awards from the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, which identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified home health agencies in the country.  To learn more, visit www.suttercareathome.org

About CHAP

Community Health Accreditation Partner (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 9,000 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 website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Nathan Constable, Senior Manager, Communications and Industry Affairs, at 202-467-1716, or nconstable@chapinc.org

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