Casa Grande, Ariz. – The Compassus hospice program serving Casa Grande and surrounding areas was recently named the Circle of Excellence Program of the Year at Compassus’ annual Pillars of Excellence awards ceremony. The Casa Grande program outperformed more than 150 other Compassus programs throughout the U.S. in six Pillars of Success evaluation categories that include regulatory compliance, colleagues and culture, quality care, service excellence, expanding access to services, and fiscal responsibility.
The program serves patients and families in Arizona City, Casa Grande, Chandler, Coolidge, Florence and Maricopa, Arizona. Compassus established its Pillars of Success to give the company’s more than 150 programs in 28 states a common service vision based on measurable goals that continually lead to improving the quality of care for hospice patients. Casa Grande was also recognized in 2015 as the first-ranked Compassus program in the nation overall.
“This honor is a credit to the exception leadership and tireless effort of all members of the Compassus – Casa Grande team,” said Franklin Baroi, M.D., who serves as the program’s medical director. “We are gratified by this affirmation of our continuous efforts to meet the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families through the delivery of superior quality hospice care.”
“Compassus, which is one of the largest hospice providers in the U.S., continues to set the standard of excellence not only for our sister programs but for all hospice providers,” said Cheryse Austin, executive director of the Compassus – Casa Grande program. “I am exceptionally proud of the work of our colleagues and volunteers for the positive impact they make every day in the lives of our patients and families.”
In 2012, Compassus became the first hospice provider in the U.S. to publicly reveal patient quality data, setting the standard by which all U.S. hospice providers are measured. Compassus will continue to carry out its national quality initiative until 100 percent compliance is achieved through continuous action in the Casa Grande area and each of its community-based hospice programs across the U.S.