Southeast Hospice Earns National Honor

May 12, 2016

SoutheastHEALTH’s hospice service 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 highly regarded program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Southeast Hospice, established in 1986 as the region’s first hospital-based hospice, has offered a special kind of caring to thousands of families.

“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said Bobby Robert son, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. He explained that award recipients were identified by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of 24 stringent quality indicator measures.

SoutheastHEALTH Home Care Services Administrator Vickie Schnurbusch said Southeast Hospice chose Deyta to administer Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) in 2015. CAHPS was developed by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Through the survey, families and caregivers share their opinion of the quality of care provided to their loved one.

“The experienced team of providers at Southeast Hospice are very dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible, both for patients and their families,” said Southeast Home Care Services Administrator Vickie Schnurbusch, MSN, RN, CHPN. Southeast Hospice, she continued, “recognizes dying as a normal process and neither hastens nor postpones death. Instead, we help people with an incurable condition live as fully and comfortably as possible.”

Southeast Hospice serves patients in the home setting as well as in nursing homes. The service has a partnership with Perry County Memorial Hospital that’s designed to enhance the quality of hospice services for terminally ill patients in the region.