By Special to West Hawaii Today
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Known for providing quality caregiving services, North Hawaii Hospice has been named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based hospice software and advanced data analytics.
“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 North Hawaii Hospice, Inc. for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results. 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 national performance scores calculated from all partnering hospices contained in Deyta Analytics’ database of thousands of hospices nationally.
North Hawaii Hospice’s Executive Director Katherine Werner, MHA, RN, credits the clinical care team at the hospice.
“Our clinical team is an amazing group of compassionate and highly skilled individuals committed to doing their work beyond just being a job” said Werner.
Founded in 1986, North Hawaii Hospice, Inc. is an independent community based hospice that serves North Kohala, South Kohala and Hamakua. Based in Waimea, they provide in-home services for patients and families facing serious illness, and is the communities’ resource for education and planning for end-of-life care.