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HopeWest receives national award for level of care

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HopeWest has been named a recipient of the 2017 Hospice Honors award for the second consecutive year and the only hospice in Colorado to receive "elite" status. This national award recognizes hospices that continuously provide the best patient and caregiver experience as measured from the caregiver's point of view.

HopeWest's recognition from Deyta Analytics scored above the national average on 100 percent of the 58 questions, qualifying the organization for "elite" status for the first time. Performance was based on surveys conducted during the 11-month evaluation period evaluating participating hospices on a set of 24 quality measures rating patient care, team communication, emotional and religious support, help with symptoms, hospice care training and treating families with respect.

"For the patients and families we are privileged to serve, it's the kind of care that really matters -- the recognition is evidence of the impact compassionate care makes especially at the end-of-life," said Christy Whitney Borchard, president and CEO of HopeWest. "It's always an honor to be recognized along with a handful of other incredible hospices from across the nation for our commitment to quality care and extraordinary service."

The Hospice Honors award winners were announced at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Management and Leadership Conference held each spring in Washington, D.C. For a full list of Hospice Honors recipients visit health

carefirst.com or learn more about HopeWest's awards and recognitions at HopeWestCO.org.

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