Hospice at Home, a program of Caring Circle, a Lakeland Health Affiliate, recently received
reaccreditation with deemed status from the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc.
(CHAP), the leading accrediting agency nationally for hospice and home health organizations.
CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Hospice at Home meets the industry’s highest
nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and
function, quality of care, human and financial resources, and long-term viability.
“This level of recognition demonstrates that Hospice at Home provides uncompromising
high-quality hospice care,” said Melinda Gruber, PhD, President and CEO, Caring Circle, “I want to
thank everyone on our team for their hard work, and applaud their commitment to achieving
this high level of care and recognition.”
The purpose of CHAP is to objectively validate the excellence of community healthcare practice
through consistent measurement of the delivery of quality services. The accreditation program assesses all areas of an organization
including clinical excellence, client satisfaction, risk management, fiscal viability, and overall facility management.