Home Health Care & Hospice Services - Honors & Awards
"The Choice of Hoosier Families for Generations!"
It was announced Wednesday 02/22/23 that Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice were awarded continued CHAP Accreditation by the Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., under the CHAP Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice have also been deemed to meet Medicare Conditions of Participation and remain certified as Medicare providers.
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice 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 Accrediation, Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice has shown a commitment to excellence," said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President and CEO. "This is the 29th year Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care; and the 27th year Hoosier Uplands Hospice has achieved CHAP Accrediation; and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement."
CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the 1st to recognize the need and value for accrediation 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 and hospice 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.
And the Winner is............
Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care was voted the Best of Lawrence County in the Home Health Care Category.
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, was recently featured in the January/February 2021 edition of Home Healthcare Now for an article she wrote entitled, "Is Your Plan of Care SMART?"
Home Healthcare Now is a professional, contemporary journal serving the educational and communication needs of home care and hospice nurses.
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE
Director of Operations
Melissa Jeremiah Recently Granted Re-Credentialing as a Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, Director of Operations with Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice was recently granted re-credentialing as a Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive (CHCE) by the Home Care University; which is an affiliate of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Credentialing represents achievement of a gold standard knowledge for the operation of a home care/hospice organization. The CHCE examination tests an individual's knowledge in the eight areas most relevant to the home care/hospice field. These include: finance reimbursement; legal and regulatory; organization planning and management; human resources; quality and risk management; public relations; marketing and education; ethics; and information management. Cheryl Lee, with NAHC, said this about Melissa, "We honor you for your example of excellence in home care leadership."
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE, Director of Operations at Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice, was elected to serve on the National Association for Home Care & Hospice/NAHC Board of Directors; out of Washington, DC. She will also continue to serve on the GNC/Governance and Nominating Committee.
Melissa Jeremiah, RN, CHCE
Director of Operations for Home Health Care & Hospice
Congrats to our Awesome, Dedicated Employees who have met Longevity Mile Markers in 2023!
Dana Jones, PT
Keri Southern, RN
Brandee Spurgeon, CNA/HHA
Tammy Lee, Referral Liaison
Austin Heffner, PT
Audra Gerkin, PTA
Lee Grimes, Hospice Intake Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator/Medical Records Manager
Robin Guthrie, LPN
Judi Taylor, LPN
Congratulations to Karen Cooper, HHA and Cheryl Boone, Hospice Billing/Accounts Receivable Manager who each have 30 years of service.
Cheryl is picuted with the jewelry box that each received for 30 years of service.