COSHOCTON -- Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) announced that Interim HealthCare Hospice of Coshocton has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Interim HealthCare Hospice of Coshocton meets the industry's nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability.

"We are very pleased that Interim HealthCare Hospice of Coshocton chose CHAP accreditation," said Michael S. Grogan, senior vice president of Business Development. "Selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Interim HealthCare Hospice of Coshocton's commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement."

Interim HealthCare Hospice of Coshocton provides a variety of Hospice services to patients and their families in Coshocton, Holmes, Muskingum, Tuscarawas and Guernsey counties.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently enrolled nationwide. Through "deeming authority" granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP's purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For information, contact Interim HealthCare Hospice of Coshocton at 740-623-2331.