St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care in Melbourne Awarded CHAP Accreditation

meets the industry's highest nationally recognized standards

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President & CEO. “St. Francis Reflections has been CHAP accredited since 2013, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced on Wednesday that St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.

By achieving this accreditation, St. Francis Reflections has also been recognized as meeting the Medicare Conditions of Participation as a certified Medicare provider.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care 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.

Simply stated, adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care.

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President & CEO.  “St. Francis Reflections has been CHAP accredited since 2013, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

“Being renewed for CHAP accredited demonstrates the dedication and commitment our staff, volunteers and board members have for our patients and families as we continue to provide outstanding quality hospice care,” said Joe Killian, CEO and President of St. Francis Reflections, states of the accomplishment.

“This is a true testament that St. Francis Reflections continues to exceed or meet the national hospice benchmarks quality standards, and families can continue to trust that they will receive the best care and support possible.”

“Being renewed for CHAP accredited demonstrates the dedication and commitment our staff, volunteers and board members have for our patients and families as we continue to provide outstanding quality hospice care,” said Joe Killian, CEO and President of St. Francis Reflections, states of the accomplishment.

Since 1977, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care has served as Brevard’s only independent, not-for-profit comfort care resource, helping patients and those they love during the most delicate times in their lives.

Founded on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care offers a diverse range of compassionate care services including palliative care, pediatric palliative care, hospice, spiritual and grief support for all ages.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work done by our team to prepare for CHAP Accreditation,” said Cami Leech-Florio, Chief Strategic Officer, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care.

“Our entire team is dedicated to providing quality care and compassionate support to those with life-limiting conditions. Achieving CHAP Accreditation highlights the excellent care provided by St. Francis Reflections to the residents of Brevard County.”

“I’m incredibly proud of the work done by our team to prepare for CHAP Accreditation,” said Cami Leech-Florio (left), Chief Strategic Officer, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. Joe Killian (right), CEO and President of St. Francis Reflections said, “This is a true testament that St. Francis Reflections continues to exceed or meet the national hospice benchmarks quality standards, and families can continue to trust that they will receive the best care and support possible.”

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations.

Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide.

Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, contact Teresa Harbour, Senior Vice President, Accreditation, at 202.467.1701, or teresa.harbour@chapinc.org.

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