Perfect Survey for VNA Hospice!

June 2014

Congratulations to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice for their perfect DPH survey!

The VNA of Cape Cod Hospice recently experienced its unannounced recertification survey conducted by the Department of Public Health (DPH). The survey, which occurs every 6 years, covers all aspects of regulations specifically related to hospice home care.  There are approximately 100 standards that need to be met in order to renew our certification.

Over a 3 day period, 2 surveyors engaged in on-site visits in consenting patient’s homes, reviewed policies and records, and interviewed staff and volunteers. The surveyors were extremely complimentary about the care the VNA hospice staff provides to our hospice patients and families. 

Based on the surveyors’ review, VNA hospice was found to be in compliance with ALL applicable rules and regulations for hospice providers.