Fort Washington awarded CHAP hospice accreditation

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Compassus hospice program serving the Greater Philadelphia area has been awarded Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) accreditation under the Hospice Standards of Excellence.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Compassus – Fort Washington 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. Adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care and better business performance.

“The CHAP accreditation is a testament to our program’s commitment to quality as a cornerstone of operational excellence,” said Kathleen Fortier, executive director for Compassus – Fort Washington. “We look forward to continuing to support the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and families by providing exceptional end-of-life care.”

The mission of Compassus is to provide high-quality and compassionate hospice care to improve quality of life for patients and their families. The supportive care team, which consists of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers, works together to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their patients.

CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization that retains authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, pharmacy, infusion therapy nursing and home medical equipment services to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at

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