JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has once again been designated Elite Status by Deyta, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, as part of its Hospice Honors program. Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of more than 1,700 hospices providing the highest level of satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Only 2 percent of the hospices evaluated received the Elite Status designation.
Community Hospice is the only organization in Florida to receive the Elite Status, and one of only 39 hospices nationally with such an accolade.
The prestigious annual review recognizes high performing hospice agencies by analyzing patient care on the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) Survey, which measures satisfaction of care by a hospice provider from the caregivers’ perspective. Award criteria were based on the FEHC survey results from October 2013 through September 2014.
FEHC results yield actionable information that reflects the quality of hospice care delivery. The FEHC data is submitted to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to provide state and national comparisons regarding level of care.
“When faced with this part of life’s journey, it matters who you choose to provide compassionate and quality care for your loved one,” said Susan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO of Community Hospice. “For Community Hospice to again receive this honor, and to be the only hospice in the state to earn Elite Status, is a reflection of our commitment to this community to provide quality care that is unmatched in our service area.”
Community Hospice is an excellent resource for up-to-date information on end-of-life care in our community. We invite members of the media to contact the Communications Department at any time.
Terry Brown, communications manager, media relations