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Newtown Square Recognized for Commitment to Quality

Hospice Program Receives Award, Named National Program of Distinction

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Hospice Program Receives Award, Named National Program of Distinction

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Penn. – The Compassus hospice and palliative care program serving Newtown Square and surrounding counties now ranks among the company’s top three programs in the country. The Newtown Square program was named a Compassus 2019 Program of Distinction during the organization’s annual awards ceremony last month.

The program, which serves patients and families in Chester and Delaware counties, was recognized for its commitment to the company’s Pillars of Success. Compassus established its Pillars of Success program to unite the company’s 130-plus locations across 29 states in a common service vision based on measurable goals driving each program to improve the quality of care for hospice patients.

“This recognition testifies to the dedicated leadership and commitment of the Compassus Newtown Square team, which consistently provides exceptional care to support the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families who trust us for end-of-life care,” said Dr. Kurt Merkelz, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Compassus.

“Compassus is known across the country as a leader in delivering high-quality, personalized care at the end of life. I am proud to work with such a dedicated group of colleagues committed to making a positive impact on the lives of patients and families during some of their most difficult days,” said Newtown Square Area Director of Clinical Operations Karen Myers.

Compassus – Newtown Square has offered hospice and palliative care services to the region since 2013 and is a We Honor Veterans partner to serve the unique needs of veterans and their family members. The program serves those facing the end of life as well as improving the quality of life of those with serious illness.

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