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CVNA Receives CHAP Accrediation

Community Visiting Nurse Association and affiliates Community Visiting Nurse Service, Community Home Care and Community Care Hospice are very proud to announce that the agency received full accreditation with no corrective actions or deficiencies during a recent accreditation survey by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  CHAP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body for community-based health care organizations.  It began in 2001 with the purpose of using the accreditation process to elevate the quality of all community-based health care in the United States.

The CHAP accreditation process utilizes the "CHAP Standards of Excellence," which focuses on quality, client outcomes, management, adequate resources and an agency's long-term viability.  The CHAP accreditation seal of approval assures you, the consumer, that the agency you have selected to provide your home care needs or the needs of your loved one has met or exceeded the highest standards of quality of care. The survey process assures that the agency is delivering high quality services and products, utilizes evidence-based practices and complies with all federal, local and regulatory requirements. The assurance that the health and safety of all employees and clients is consistently provided brings much peace of mind in knowing that the agency you selected was a good and wise choice.

CHAP surveyors visited our Somerville office the week of January 19, 2016. Based on the comprehensive review of documents, interviews, general observations, home visits and survey findings, Community Visiting Nurse Association was awarded full CHAP accreditation. We are pleased and honored to be able to service our patient population in compliance with the Conditions of Participation for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Having been CHAP-accredited since 2007, CVNA intends to continue to affirm the community’s public trust and promote measures to optimize patient satisfaction and promote quality improvement initiatives in a cost-efficient and effective manner.