Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Named as Prestigious 2014 HOSPICE HONORS Recipient

PROVIDENCE, RI — Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver.

Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Deyta used the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey results from more than 1,700 partnering hospice agencies contained in Deyta’s FEHC database with an evaluation period of October 2012 through September 2013. Deyta identified Hospice Honors recipients by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of eighteen satisfaction indicator measures. The set of questions included only indicator measures, omitting qualifying, leader and demographic questions. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated for the evaluation period and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national average score calculated from Deyta’s FEHC database.

“We are thrilled to present Hospice Honors for the second year in a row. We are honored to serve such a dedicated industry, and we look forward to recognizing top performers each year for their hard work and dedication,” said Kevin Porter, President and CEO of Deyta.

Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island President & CEO Diana Franchitto credits the ongoing, coordinated efforts of the agency’s multidisciplinary care teams for this achievement. “We are proud and honored to receive the Hospice Honors distinction again this year,” said Franchitto. “As an organization focused on continual improvement, this award reflects our ongoing, coordinated efforts and shows that we continue to provide the best possible patient and caregiver experience. We are delighted!”

“This represents a new standard of excellence in the patient/family experience for hospice agencies,” said Liz Silva, Director of Hospice for Deyta. “Identifying these top-performing hospices is our way of recognizing organizations that have demonstrated high quality of care to both patients and caregivers. That positive family experience is a key driver of ongoing patient-focused care and overall agency success.”

About Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the major teaching affiliate for hospice and palliative medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, is the largest hospice in Rhode Island and the second oldest in the nation. For more than three decades, HHPCRI has been a leader in hospice and palliative care, compassionately and skillfully providing comprehensive medical, emotional and spiritual care. With a vision to enable patients, their families and loved ones to have a meaningful experience during a difficult time, HHPCRI helps people live out their lives with comfort and dignity.

About Deyta, LLC
Partnering with thousands of hospice, home health, and healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data-driven management, enabling our clients to overcome the mountains of data that cloud good judgment. With Deyta’s High Definition Success Guidance solutions and services, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, assure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.