United Hospice Awarded Home Care Accreditation Program Certification from The Joint Commission

United Hospice has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation Program Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of excellence that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

This certification recognizes United Hospice’s efforts to provide patient and family-centered care while optimizing the quality of life for adult and pediatric patients dealing with serious illnesses.

“Home Care Accreditation Program Certification recognizes health care organizations commitment to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care.” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and Chief Nursing Executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend United Hospice for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for palliative care patients.” As part of the certification process, United Hospice underwent a rigorous, unannounced three-day review in January 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, leadership, and quality assurance performance improvement as well as delivering and facilitating clinical care. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

The Joint Commission is the recognized global leader for health care accreditation.  They are an independent, not-for-profit organization, offering unbiased assessments of quality achievement in patient care and safety.  Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. For more information about The Joint Commission we encourage you to visit their website by clicking here

Hospice care offers a way for families dealing with a serious illness to care for a patient’s physical demands while also addressing their emotional, social and spiritual needs.  It helps to facilitate patient autonomy, providing access to information and choice. “United Hospice is committed to continuous improvement and exemplary care to our patients and families.” stated Cara Pace, Chief Executive Officer – United Hospice. “The rigorous quality performance standards of The Joint Commission are the Gold Standard for patients when selecting their hospice provider. United Hospice has demonstrated this Gold Standard over and over again. I am very proud of our dedicated staff, volunteers and Board of Directors who make meeting the rigorous standards a reality each and every day.”

United Hospice, Inc. provides specialized care for those facing a serious illness throughout Rockland and Orange Counties. With offices located at 11 Stokum Lane in New City, NY and 42 Park Place in Goshen, NY, United Hospice provides an enhanced quality of life to people of all ages suffering from serious illnesses such as Cancer, Heart, Lung, Kidney or Liver Disease as well as Parkinson’s, ALS and Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Together with United Hospice’s dedicated staff, patients and families develop a personalized plan for living in comfort when time matters most. For more information, please