Heritage OnCare Hospice awarded CHAP Accreditation

CHAP Gold Seal icon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Omaha, NE] — [March 15, 2022] — Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Heritage OnCare Hospice has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Heritage OnCare 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 Accreditation, Heritage OnCare Hospice has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President & CEO. “We are excited to begin our partnership with Heritage OnCare Hospice by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

“Heritage OnCare is pleased to be one of the few providers accredited by CHAP,” stated Nate Underwood, President and Founder of Heritage OnCare. “With trust as one of our core values, this accreditation reflects our commitment to providing comprehensive compassionate support for our patients and their families.”

Heritage OnCare Hospice provides a variety of hospice services to patients and their families in Omaha and surrounding areas employing a multidisciplinary team of caregivers in partnership with the patient’s personal physician. The team includes nurses, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, and specialists in several different types of therapies selected specifically to meet each patient’s needs.

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 Teresa Harbour, Senior Vice President, Accreditation, at 202.467.1701, or teresa.harbour@chapinc.org.

For additional information about Heritage OnCare, please visit www.heritageoncare.com or call 402-578-0789.