Richmond County Chamber of Commerce |
page-template-default,page,page-id-16731,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-16.9,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.7,vc_responsive

Richmond County Hospice. Inc. Named a 2018 Hospice Honors Recipient

  • Share:
May 04, 2018
Kristina Leyden, MSW, LCSW-Chief Executive Officer
Richmond County Hospice, Inc
Richmond County Hospice. Inc.  Named a 2018 Hospice Honors Recipient
Rockingham, North Carolina, May 1, 2018 — Richmond County Hospice, Inc has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“We are excited to recognize the 2018 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I congratulate Richmond County Hospice, Inc. on its success in achieving this highest of honors.” Kristina Leyden, CEO at Richmond County Hospice, Inc. “is proud of her staff for their exceptional care that the team provides to our patients and our community”.
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2016 through September 2017. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.  Please visit HEALTHCAREfirst’s website at to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst Hospice CAHPS survey program as well as the Hospice Honors awards.
Julie Woody, Director of Public Relations at Richmond County Hospice, Inc., “credits the hard work and dedication of our team with being named the Hospice Honors recipient three years in a row”.  In addition, Dr. Steven Strobel, Chief Medical Officer for Richmond County Hospice said, “This award speaks volumes to the dedication and compassion of our hospice team. I couldn’t be more proud of our staff”.
About Richmond County Hospice, Inc.
Richmond County Hospice, Inc was established in 1985 and has been committed to helping our neighbors by providing exceptional hospice care. Today we are the leading non-profit, community based hospice in Richmond County. We provide all hospice services including home care, respite, crisis care, residential and inpatient care at Hospice Haven. Our mission is to comfort the body and heal the heart through compassionate, quality care during end of life experiences, so patients and families may live each day with peace, comfort, and dignity. We exists to enrich lives, beginning with each life we touch; our patients, their loved ones and caregivers, our employees, volunteers, the communities in which we serve, and those we will meet in the days/months/years to come.
For more information about our services, volunteer opportunities. or our bereavement and outreach programs contact us at 910-997-4464 or
HEALTHCAREfirst provides web-based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and OASIS Review), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability, and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information, please call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at