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Month: December 2022

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC Awarded CHAP Disease Program Certification

PHILADELPHIA, PA — December 2, 2022 — Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, (DMHHSS), under the direction of DMHHSS Administrator Stanley Rynkiewicz, has been awarded a Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Wound Care and Diabetes Disease Program Certification under the CHAP Disease Program Standards. Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC is the first Home Care Agency in the United States to be awarded this Multiple Disease Process Certification through CHAP.

CHAP certification demonstrates that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous program evaluation by CHAP focuses on program structure and function, quality metrics, advanced education for staff, and demonstrated self-management tools for patients. 

“By achieving CHAP Disease Program Certification, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC has shown a commitment to excellence above and beyond previous expectations,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President & CEO. “Their efforts to strengthen their clinical performance using evidence-based protocols means consistency becomes a result, not a goal.” 

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC provides a variety of Home Health and Private Duty services to patients and their families in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties of Pennsylvania.

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 for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited 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 more information about the CHAP Disease Program Certification, please visit the CHAP Center for Excellence website at https://education.chaplinq.org | 619.800.7255 | education@chapinc.org 

For additional information, contact Stanley Rynkiewicz (DMHHSS Administrator) at 215-624-6038. Visit DMHHSS Website at https://www.deermeadowshomehealth.org or email srynkiewicz@dmhhss.org .