Sheboygan Falls, WI., May 10, 2015 — Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice has been named a 2016 Hospice Honors 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 Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of Sharon S. Richardson Community 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 April through September 2015. In order to receive the award, hospices must have partnered with Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, as their survey partner and must have had at least one completed survey returned in each quarter of the evaluation period. Award recipients were identified by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated from all surveys with a final survey status of complete for the evaluation period and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national performance score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database.

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice’s administrator, Andrew Viglietti, credits the organization’s dedication to exceeding expectations and creating powerful end-of-life experiences for local families. He said, “More people than ever before are experiencing the best in hospice care. Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice was named Sheboygan County’s Best Hospice for the last two years, and now we are proud to have earned national recognition for patient and family satisfaction. We were one of only four hospices in Wisconsin to achieve this success. Caring for Our Community is our motto and this award is evidence that we are doing that exceedingly well.”

About Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice is Sheboygan County’s only locally-owned and community-based nonprofit hospice providing in-home hospice and palliative care in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Washington, Calumet, Ozaukee, and Fond du Lac counties.  Inpatient hospice and respite care are offered at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice center, located in Sheboygan Falls, WI.
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