Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice Named 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

June 21, 2017 – Honor Comes as Goodwin House Incorporated Expands its Hospice Program Across Northern Virginia –

Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice (GHPCH) has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious national program that recognizes hospices for providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. This recognition comes just three weeks after Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) opened the largest small house living health care center in the Mid-Atlantic on its Alexandria campus, demonstrating yet another innovation that GHI is bringing to senior care and living.

“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice for achieving this highest of honors, and our organization congratulates them on their success.”

“Goodwin House Incorporated’s commitment to excellence is embedded in every service we provide our residents and members, from independent living to at home life care to hospice,” said Kathleen Anderson, GHI President and CEO. “We are delighted that our Palliative Care and Hospice is nationally recognized by the Hospice Honors program.”

In 2016, Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice expanded to provide hospice services to patients across Northern Virginia after 20 years of focusing its services solely within GHI’s two residential communities, Goodwin House Alexandria and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. With licensed, highly-trained hospice and nursing professionals, GHPCH staff has decades of experience and delivers a level of excellence in its care that is synonymous with the GHI brand.

Award criteria for Hospice Honors were based on the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey results for an evaluation period of October 2015 through September 2016. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions.

“Our team is dedicated to bringing support and choice to those who are facing chronic and terminal illnesses, providing them with our personalized and family-centered approach that respects and involves patients and their families in their goals and plan of care” said Cynthia Carney, administrator of GHPCH. “We look forward to bringing our expertise to more patients and families in Northern Virginia as we continue to build and expand our services.”

About Goodwin House Incorporated:

Celebrating 50 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a nonprofit Virginia corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Today, the strength of Goodwin House begins with its clear statements of mission, vision and values, the stability and integrity of its boards and executive leadership, and its capacity for innovation in senior living and care.

The growing family of GHI senior care communities and services owned and operated across Northern Virginia includes: two senior life plan communities – Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Fairfax County, and conveniently near Arlington; an innovative living at home life care program – Goodwin House at Home; a growing Medicare-certified service – Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice; and the new Goodwin House Small House Living and Health Care Center with a progressive model of senior care. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. servicing McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI advances its mission through a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation whose mission is to provide support for current and future residents in need and to fund programs dedicated to seniors’ well-being and vibrant living.

About HEALTHCAREfirst

HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and chart audits), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com.

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