Accountability is an obligation or willingness by a charity to explain its actions to its stakeholders, including government, donors, beneficiaries, and the public at large. Transparency is an obligation or willingness by a charity to publish and make available critical data about the organization, such as its finances, governance and effectiveness. United Hospice believes that by showing our accountability and transparency, we can demonstrate our integrity and trustworthiness to our donors and other stakeholders.
United Hospice, Inc. (UH) is a community-based, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit hospice, Tax ID.: 13-3425315.
We are pleased to make the following financial and other critical information available for your review:
Current IRS 990: The link to the most current IRS 990 is located at: www.guidestar.org/profile/13-3425315. You will be asked to sign up for a free account. You can then search for United Hospice, Inc. and find our 990. The 990 is filed with the IRS for the previous year by June of the year following the reported tax year. From time to time, a filing extension will be requested and cause a delay in the posting of the form. Guidestar will post it as soon as it is released by the IRS. You can always call our office to request a paper copy of our 990.
Please feel free to call us with any questions about these documents.
Our commitment to accountability is demonstrated to those we serve, as well as to those who support our mission, by adherence to standards for the provision of high quality care and that we measure ourselves against those standards. United Hospice is proactive in this area as demonstrated through the results of random surveys conducted by the Joint Commission. These rigorous deemed surveys have resulted in UH receiving accreditation by Joint Commission, Federal approval for continued participation in the Medicare program and licensing by the New York Department of Health. The Joint Commission is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting hundreds of performance standards.
Further commitment to quality is the establishment of a comprehensive Performance Improvement Program (PI) at United Hospice, Inc. (UH). It is multi-layered and includes all members of the organization. The Board of Directors is legally required to maintain overall and ultimate responsibility for Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI).
Our PI program monitors, evaluates and maintains oversight of many areas. They include, but are not limited to: HIPAA compliance, the corporate compliance program, risk management, continuous quality improvement projects, development of best practices, complaints, staff satisfaction, family satisfaction and national quality measures. Our annual report (see link above) contains a portion on our Performance Improvement Program. The annual report provides a comprehensive view of our commitment to meeting the needs of our community and those we serve through our various programs.