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Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice Earn CHAP Accreditation

ANN ARBOR, Mich., (May 5, 2020) – The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) announced that Hospice of Michigan (HOM) and Arbor Hospice have been awarded accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that both organizations meet the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability. Accreditation reinforces Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice are providing the highest quality of service to patients and their families in 48 counties across lower Michigan.

“At Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, we are devoted to our patients and their loved ones, providing comfort and peace to every person, every time,” said Bob Cahill, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice. “By achieving CHAP Accreditation, both of the not-for-profits have shown a commitment to excellence that demonstrates a focus on providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice by offering support in their commitment to serve families in Michigan,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP president and CEO. “Both organizations have formally received full accreditation due to their organizational preparedness, their clear processes and structures, and their highly knowledgeable, engaged and professional staff.”

Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice are not-for-profit agencies that provide care for all – regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. Both offer a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end-of-life, including community-based palliative care and pediatric care programs.

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the not-for-profit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 5,100 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701 or visit www.hom.org.