A Few Highlights from 2015
From a patient care standpoint 2015was the second consecutive year Center for Hospice Care (CHC) served over 2,000 patients in a single calendar year. Our average daily census for the year hit its highest in history as we cared for 399 patients every single day.
CHC continued to win awards as Holy Cross College presented us with the “Service Award” at their first biennial gala, “Through the Eyes of Faith” to benefit the College’s Global Perspectives program. Proceeds from the event provide grants for students who wish to travel internationally for a global immersion experience.
Quality of care was evidenced by the Indiana State Department of Health as they performed a Home Health licensure and Medicare Home Health recertification survey, the first one in just over three years. After three days of investigations they reached a finding of “No Deficiencies.” This would be CHC’s second consecutive “perfect survey” for our home health license. Because of 2014’s “Perfect” hospice licensure and Medicare Hospice recertification survey, CHC has not had a deficiency in either home health or hospice since 2008.
As a growing education destination, CHC reached an agreement to be a training site for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). We now have agreements for physician Fellowship training in the specialty of hospice and palliative medicine with IUSM and the Mayo Clinic.