Natick Visiting Nurse Association awarded CHAP Accreditation

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RegionCommunity Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced that the Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA) has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Home Health Care Standards of Excellence. CHAP accreditation has been awarded to Natick VNA since 2001. Natick VNA is one of only two visiting nurse associations in Massachusetts to hold this status.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Natick VNA meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability. Through CHAP accreditation, Natick VNA is also certified as a Medicare provider.

“We are very pleased that Natick VNA chose CHAP accreditation,” said Michael S. Grogan, senior vice president of business development. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Natick VNA’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”

Natick VNA provides a variety of home health services to patients and their families throughout Metrowest, including nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapies; medical social work; palliative care; telehealth; and prescription drug assistance. Last year, Natick VNA cared for 12 patients in Westborough, one patient in Northborough, 41 patients in Marlborough, nine patients in Hudson, and 21 patients in Southborough

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, visit www.chapinc.org.

The Natick VNA is located at 209 W. Central St., Suite 313. For additional information, call 508-653-3081 or visit www.natickvna.org.