Yancey Hospice Named as Prestigious Hospice Honors Recipient
For the second consecutive year Yancey Hospice has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospice agencies providing the best patient care and caregiver experience.
Awarded by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes the top 100 agencies in the country 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 over 1,700 partnering hospice agencies contained in its national FEHC database with an evaluation period of October 2012 through September 2013. Deyta identified award recipients by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of eighteen satisfaction indicator measures.
“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.
Yancey Hospice is an independently owned and operated entity and remains unaffiliated with any other hospice. Yancey Hospice has provided quality end of life care for over 32 years to terminally ill patients in Yancey County, as well as surrounding Madison and Mitchell counties.
“We are thrilled to once again receive this prestigious Hospice Honors Award,” says Ronnie Gregory, Executive Director of Yancey Hospice. “Choosing hospice care can be a difficult decision for patients and their families. Too often people hesitate to explore the hospice option, because they are confused about hospice services or they believe it is only for the last days of a patient’s life. Most patients and families tell us they only regret not accepting hospice services sooner. We believe that quality of life can and should be enriched at all stages. The Hospice philosophy is “Care on Your Terms”, and our goal is to provide Comfort, Love and Respect in accordance with the patient and family wishes.”
Gregory goes on to say, “Being a small rural community hospice and being recognized as one of the top 100 agencies in the country for patient care satisfaction proves that you don’t have to be the biggest to provide outstanding care. I applaud the staff of Yancey Hospice for always putting the patient first. I would put this staff up against any hospice staff in the country for delivery of exceptional compassionate care.”