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Community Hospice Earns Re-Accreditation

Community Hospice, the oldest nonprofit hospice organization serving the Central Valley, was awarded re-accreditation with deemed status on June 9 from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). CHAP is the leading national accrediting agency for hospice and home health organizations.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Community Hospice meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards.

“This high-level recognition confirms the first-rate quality care, services and support that our staff provides to hospice patients and families every day,” said C. DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice President/CEO. “I am so grateful and commend all of our employees for their dedication and hard work throughout this process. Our Community Hospice family should feel a great sense of pride in achieving this recognition and success.”

The purpose of CHAP is to objectively validate the excellence of community healthcare practice through consistent measurement of the delivery of quality services. CHAP assesses all areas of an organization including management, quality, patient outcomes, resources and long-term viability.

Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community based hospice agency, serving the Central Valley since 1979. Community Hospice provides compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and their families, regardless of the ability to pay. Care extends to over 250 patients every day in private homes, skilled nursing facilities and at the 16-room Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, call (209) 578-6300 or visit