Association News

Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15, 2020

Contact: 
Courtney Hodges, VP of Marketing and Communications
AHHC - 
courtney@ahhcnc.org

Teresa Harbour, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Marketing
CHAP – teresa.harbour@chapinc.org


The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina Announces Partnership with CHAP

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC) and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) are pleased to announce a partnership between the two organizations in the form of an Affinity Agreement which will benefit AHHC of NC members, who provide home care, home health and hospice services in North Carolina. Through this agreement, CHAP will waive 50% of the application fee for a provider seeking initial or renewal accreditation or initial palliative certification with CHAP.

“We fully believe this partnership will benefit providers who are seeking accreditation, whether they are new to the process or renewing. The palliative certification with CHAP is one we believe will be of particular interest to our members, given palliative care’s growing significance within the industry,” said AHHC President and CEO, Tim Rogers. “We are excited to work with Teresa and the team at CHAP in this capacity.”

“I am excited and happy to announce that Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) has entered into an Affinity Agreement with AHHC of NC,” said Teresa Harbour, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. “I have known Tim Rogers and his team for many years and seen first-hand the advocacy and support AHHC provides to their members.” As a result of this agreement, CHAP will waive 50% of the application fee for members of AHHC seeking initial or renewal accreditation.

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965 as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association and the National League for Nursing, CHAP was the first accrediting body for home and community-based organizations in the United States. Through “deeming” authority granted by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP is a nationally approved accrediting organization who retains authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, private duty/homecare, infusion therapy nursing, home medical equipment/durable medical equipment, and pharmacy.

The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (AHHC) is a nonprofit trade association representing providers of home health, hospice, palliative care, personal care, private duty nursing and companion/sitter services. The Association was established in 1972 and currently has a membership of over 750 provider agencies and vendors, who provide products and services to providers. AHHC's mission is to provide Resources, Education, Advocacy and Leadership. Services include: technical assistance, monthly newsletters, quality educational programs, annual directory, email alerts, and political lobbying. AHHC strongly advocates for their members and the many patients they serve, and is recognized by colleagues, regulators, and legislators as one of the most active and effective home care and hospice associations in the US.


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Member News

 

After Nearly 20 Years in Business, Hearthside Home Care Converts to FirstLight Home Care Franchise

Greensboro, NC – September 11, 2018 -GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, announces that Hearthside Home Care is joining the FirstLight family, becoming the first independent home care provider to convert to a FirstLight franchise.
Owners and business partners Tina Glenn and Roget de Percin Berendes have been operating Hearthside Home Care in the Greensboro, North Carolina area for nearly 20 years, but realized the market is evolving and partnering with FirstLight's national franchise network offers the best opportunity to thrive.
"It's the fastest way to grow," said Tina Glenn, president and CEO. "FirstLight leverages their national network and relationships on our behalf, which will really help us stand out among the competition. They also offer national marketing and operational support for franchise owners that will help us strengthen and expand our programs so we can continue to provide the best care for our clients."
That excellent care and service will continue as they become FirstLight Home Care of Guilford
Read the Full Press Release Here.

Transitions LifeCare receives $125,000 grant from The Duke Endowment

Raleigh, NC – May 30, 2017 - Transitions LifeCare has received a $125,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to establish a pediatric telehealth program. The Duke Endowment grant will be used to implement pediatric telehealth services for Transitions Kids, a home-based hospice and palliative care program of Transitions LifeCare that supports the unique needs of children birth through age 18 who have a life-limiting illness. Through telehealth, Transitions Kids staff will be able to provide “face-to-face” triage of after-hours needs, conduct family meetings that include providers from collaborating organizations or hospitals, and more quickly respond to the needs of children who live a great distance from the Transitions LifeCare campus. Contact ddye@transitionslifecare.org for more info.

Hospice of Cabarrus County Hosts Interlude Music Workshop

March 4, 2017 -   8:30am-3:00pm @ McKinnon Hospice Center in Kannapolis, NC 
For more info, contact Kathleen.Blackwell-Plank@hpccc.org | 704-403-5226
Explore the use of voice, musical instruments and art to bring comfort to hospice patients and families. Participants will build a repertoire of soothing music for use in the hospice setting and have an opportunity to experience integrative therapies such as therapeautic art and Qigong. Non-musicians will participate through observation and by experiencing the effects of these integrative medicine tools.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Launches Palliative Care Website

Four Seasons Compassion for Life is pleased to announce the creation of The Palliative Care Resource Center, a new website housing comprehensive resources for patients experiencing life-limiting illness, their families and caregivers, and community members who are simply interested in learning more. Visit pcresourcecenter.com for more info.

Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region President/CEO Receives Award

Pete Brunnick, President and CEO of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, was among 50 CEOs in the Charlotte region to receive Smart CEO's Corporate Culture Award. The award winners have championed for a positive, productive culture in their organization and have worked with employees to develop successful cultural practices. The final roster of winners were chosen by an independent committee of local business leaders, profiled in SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a high-energy awards event. Congrats Pete! Visit hpccr.org for more info.