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Friday, May 12, 2017

St. Elizabeth Hospice named 2017 Hospice Honors elite recipient

St. Elizabeth Hospice has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics -- a division of HEALTHCAREfirst -- the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said J. Kevin Porter, president and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of St. Elizabeth Hospice for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”

Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2015 through September 2016. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. Deyta Analytics holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

Brian Jones, director of hospice and palliative care at St. Elizabeth Hospice, credits his team for the continued focus on care provided to patients and their families. “This is a reflection of the quality care our hospice team provides to the Northern Kentucky community on a daily basis,” said Jones.

St. Elizabeth Hospice is a program that provides care and support to individuals on their journey toward death. Its dedicated care team treats the person not the disease; and emphasizes quality, rather than length of life, by managing pain and other symptoms, enabling patients to spend their last days and months with comfort and dignity.

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