Mountain Valley Hospice gets ACHC’s first “Distinction” accreditation

Cary, NC ( May 02, 2017

On March 21, 2017, ACHC granted its first Distinction in Palliative Care to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, whose hospice program has been ACHC-accredited for nearly 10 years.

Over the past 12 months, ACHC has worked with a committee of hospice and palliative care providers, facilitated by Judi Lund Person, Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), to develop the industry’s first Distinction in Palliative Care standards based on the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care.

Executive Director at Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care

“Achieving this distinction from ACHC for our Palliative Care Program is a milestone for Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care,” said Denise Watson, Executive Director. “The accreditation process strengthened the foundation of our program and embedded service-based interdisciplinary standards that now serve as guiding principles for providing exemplary care to those we serve. We are proud and encouraged by this accreditation distinction.”

Mountain Valley Hospice began serving the community in 1983 and continues providing team-based hospice services to terminally ill patients and their families from its eight locations serving 17 counties in North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

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