Centennial Hospice, an Oklahoma City hospice services and palliative care provider, has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view as part of Medicare’s Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP).
“We are excited to recognize the 2018 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care,” said J. Kevin Porter, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I congratulate Centennial Hospice on its success in achieving this highest of honors.”
Award criteria were based on the Hospice Community Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey results required by Medicare for all hospices nationally. Data was reviewed during an evaluation period from October 2016 through September 2017. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include only those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. Please visit www.healthcarefirst.com to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst Hospice CAHPS survey program as well as the Hospice Honors awards.
Kevin Offel, President & CEO of Centennial Hospice, credits Centennial’s experienced team of caregivers and staff for being named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient. “We could never achieve this level of recognition without the exceptional service provided by our team of amazing nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, support staff, and volunteers,” said Mr. Offel. “Our incredible team of caregivers has been providing care to Oklahomans for more than 10 years and this recognition is a testament to the exceptional care delivered to hundreds of patients and families throughout OKC. It is an honor to serve our community and we are proud to be named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient.”
Centennial Hospice is a privately-held, locally-owned provider of hospice and palliative care services, delivering clinical, emotional, spiritual, and supportive services to patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Centennial Hospice employees provide high quality care and services to patients and families in 9 counties surrounding the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Centennial Hospice is one of only three hospices in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area accredited by the Joint Commission as a deemed hospice agency, indicating its ongoing commitment to the highest quality of care and services to its patients and their families.