FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 26, 2017
Wendy Weygandt, Executive Director
Hospice of Montezuma
Hospice of Montezuma Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient
Cortez, CO May 26, 2017 — Hospice of Montezuma has been named a 2017 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 prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of Hospice of Montezuma for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2015 through September 2016. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. Deyta Analytics holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.
Wendy Weygandt, Executive Director credits the success of Hospice of Montezuma, to the pride and dedication of having a skilled team of professionals that deliver quality services, an active board of directors that have vision and focus, volunteers that graciously give their time and a supportive community of donors and sponsors that contribute to the viability of the organization. It is an honor for Hospice of Montezuma to be named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient.
About Hospice of Montezuma
Hospice of Montezuma is the premier provider of personalized support for end of life care, bereavement and caregiver services for patients, families, and the community. Our holistic and collaborative approach ensures choice, dignity and comfort for those we serve. Visit our website: www.hospiceofmontezuma.org.
HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and chart audits), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website.